I took this shot off of the new Bridge around 138th & Torrence. It opened this Summer after two years of tearing down the old tall metal Bridge and replacing it with a cement highway type Bridge that is easy to walk over.
Mount Landfill is my name for the mountain-like structures between the Ford Expressway and Torrence -- that is a result of many years of dredging. I think this range is partly in Burnham and Chicago.
July's Last Light
A day leaving, a Month leaving. July-31-2017. (Click)
Flowers in the Alley
This alley is behind the houses on the 81st block of South King Drive. I've been up & down this street for many, many years and have noticed this whole block of houses sitting at the back of the lot with long front yards off of the street. It looked sort of strange. I just happen to pass by the street that gave me this view of the alley, which I backed up and drove down. These are the back porches of the houses. Most alleys are lined with garages.
The alleys in Chicago today are all paved and well lit. They were not always that way before the seventies. It was always a big political issue in the old days to pave and put lights in the alleys.
Livin' Space (2)
My first upload of this shot was in B&W, which adds something and takes away something. This is the natural view - in "livin' color" - which first drew my attention because of its density and jumbled look. (Click)
The Mail Box
Right off the sidewalk - a mail-box on a locked door without a number - and without a house. A brief pause - a simple mystery, explanation - but all I wanted was the shot. I didn't even know what street I was on. I resumed driving.
To a Crooked Fence
Community Garden on 64th & Woodlawn. I see the fence as crooked, but I wonder what the fence would want to be called -- buckled - twisted - contorted - unsymmetrical? I think that the fence would really prefer Crooked. That seems more like what the title of a poem about this scene would be called "There was a Crooked Fence" Either way, it's late.
Oak Woods Cemetery.
A Steeple for Sunday
I love the look of tall church Steeples -- and mostly those in the gothic styles. This is the most modern style Steeple I've seen, especially for a Catholic Church. Holy Angels Church. 615 Oakwood Blvd.
It's July, not October. As some Human show-offs like to be fashionably late - some Trees like to be fashionably early.
Star Date 7-11, 2017 at 8:11pm. The Steeple of St Michael the Archangel Church from Lake Shore Drive at 83rd.