It was really coming down. What’s funny is that to the right of this area… folks were still shopping like there wasn’t a huge waterfall happening. Wish I would have gotten that photo.
Spotted this placard in the Metra car, as I was riding home. The Japanese-sounding name seemed a little out of place on a railcar, so it caught my attention.
With the sleet and freezing rain, it made the pools of water that much more deceptive. As I walked to the Metra, I could hear the shrieks of people who were taking their first steps into the arctic waters in the street.
From time to time, I’ll board the Metra and I’ll find myself on one of the older train cars. It’s like an instantaneous jump right back to the 1970’s.
Yesterday, I paused to read the sign. And took a photo. Because I wanted to share this story with all those other busy Chicagoans who, like me, may not have noticed it in their hurried walks through the station.
Even though it’s not yet Thanksgiving, I liked the glow of the lights. Especially now that things are so dark, on our walk home.
Spotted while walking home, a little before dusk.
Spotted this, while walking to pick up my car from the mechanic. I’m not sure if what’s on the building is a work in progress, or what remains after something was removed. Either way, it made me smile.
Spotted this guy at the crosswalk, on my way home Friday. Not quite the same as catching the Living Statue on the CTA… but a fun out-of-context encounter regardless.
I know there are a lot of rabbits out in the suburbs, where there’s more green and more space to roam. It’s always surprising to see rabbits in the city – I got used to seeing them in Logan Square, but still getting used to seeing them in Hyde Park (which feels a little denser to me).
Spotted this near the grocery store, on the way home from work. Took me a second to realize that the smaller planters were actually chairs (which were themselves sitting on top of a bench).
Spotted this on my way home from work. I imagine this guy stopping at the store, buying some bread and milk, and picking up some extra swords for the weekend.
The question: “Remember?” is a mystery to me. It’s a reminder, in almost an accusatory way. As though there was some deal or consensus in the past that I’d forgotten about. I may end up posting this on Everyblock, to see if anyone knows what this is all about.