Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

The Bare Minimum

Either way, it felt like a sign of laziness – and it made me smile. The rest of my walk to the train, all I could imagine was someone saying to themselves “Eff it, I’m staying home.”

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Halfway There

On my way to work, I stopped at Wabash and Randolph and caught some CTA workers painting the El tracks overhead. At first glance, all I caught was the crane in the middle of the street… but after a few moments, I realized the entire structure was in a state of flux: half painted, half unpainted.

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Snowfall, Leaffall

The snow that was falling wasn’t quite hail, but ticked on the roof and windshield of the car. So I knew each bit carried a bit of weight.

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Mysterious Warning

Drove in to work today, and used a parking lot nearby. As I was taking the elevator down to the ground floor, I noticed this sign – warning about the second floor.

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The Vacant Wreck

On my way in to work today, I saw this car just sitting in the street – a few feet from the front of my office. It was in the wrong lane, pointed at oncoming traffic.

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Discarded Umbrellas Attract One Another

Whenever there’s a strong rain (with strong winds), I tend to find discarded umbrellas on my way to work. And the funny thing is, whenever one person has discarded their umbrella – that act seems to attract or encourage others to do the same.

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The Tiny Metra Door

On the days when I get off at the Van Buren stop, I pass by this small little door at the base of the ramp. I always wonder what might be behind it, and always thought about pausing to take a photo.

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What’s In the Box?

Spotted this on my walk to work today. I found it unusual, as it kind of looks like a storage room – but it’s mostly just a bunch of plywood in a square, with no roof? And some foliage hanging over the top.

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If I Was a Car Thief

For me though, every time I see the same leaflets on every car… I think about how that’s exactly the sort of thing I’d do, if I were a professional car thief.

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Locked Keys

I’ve done enough apartment hunting to know that typically, some realtors will leave keys to an apartment unit in locks in this manner. In an interesting twist: these locks contain keys. I find that really silly, the more I think about it.

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So Nice, He Did It Twice

I was kind of surprised by this, and got a slightly better photo. It made me think that the two of us, though separated by our species, have our little patterns and routines.

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A Pair of Parakeets

I took a few photos, but stood still for fear I’d scare them away. And it’s a good thing I did, because the moment I took one step closer towards them… they immediately flew off.

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A Large Unicycle in the Wild

Saw this guy coming down the street a yesterday, and I was so in awe… I wasn’t able to get out my phone in time. I snapped a picture, but only after he had almost rounded the corner.

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