Home Unsweet Home
I imagine this sort of living arrangement has some resemblance to the joys of camping-out in Summer. You know, sleeping under the stars, watching fireflies flashing on & off, listening to the sounds of crickets and other Summer night noises. However, Old Man Winter is lurking. And a Chicago Winter has no "one with nature" graces -- and it has no pity.
Risen & Fallen
Autumn in Abstraction beneath rows of trees in Calumet Park.
Like the First Bird
Of course, the title is a line from that great song "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens. Sometimes I like other artists versions of a hit song, but none I've heard can beat the piano accompanying Steven's rendition. Plus, like many videos, there are many great photo-shots to go along with a nice voice and nice lyrics. The photo-shots really add to a song, like a great movie score really adds to a Film. And the shots in Morning Has Broken are outstanding. This shot taken looking out over the Lake, as I pulled over around 85th & Lake Shore Drive.
Shot off of an industrial area back-road -- somewhere inbetween the Ford Expressway and Torrence Ave.
Field of Lost Jobs
The American landscape is littered with these sad portraits of jobs gone to Asia and elsewhere. American Companies are relentless in their global-trekking for cheap labor. Part of a long-closed Steel Plant -- 116th & Torrence Ave.
Sign of the Times
It's less of disrespecting the dead, for the dead is unaware. It's disrespecting the visiting living. And I believe that the drinking & drugs is, at least, a misdemeanor.
Electric Pole Drive
Embracing the strange attractiveness of dreariness, for there are many more days ahead. Off Torrence Ave.
The last two "old settlers" standing on a near empty block in the Kenwood-Oakwood Community off Lake Shore Drive at 39th -- which is primed for new Developments -- many which are already up.
Winter preparations are already up among the uneven disappearing colors of Autumn. Off South Shore Drive.
After Further Review
The abundance of scoring against the once-feared Monsters of the Midway Defense stands as called on the field. TOUCHDOWNS! -- Teddy Bears, give the Lady a break! The Republic in Jackson Park.