Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

Balloons, Drums and Charter Schools

As I was walking to get coffee this morning (near State and Adams), I heard the sound of drums slowly getting louder and louder. I looked up, and saw a large line of people carrying red balloons, led by maybe 20 kids with drums. I wasn’t quick enough to make it over to the other side of the street, but…

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Attention Students: Class Has Now Began

While I was taking the elevator at work, the doors opened up on Everest College, where there are a lot of students training to be medical technicians. Directly in front of the elevator doors, I saw this: Wow. Just… wow. Like how I feel about ambulances, I don’t want the issue of “quality” to enter in to anything related to…

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Dueling Dentists

Spotted this on the way to work a few days ago, and it gave me a chuckle. It’s two different dentist offices (the phone numbers listed are both different), and the sign on the right says “We’re moving to bucktown October 1st”). When I took this photo, I feel like the “DENTIST” sign had just cropped up. In my head,…

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Bird on a Bench, Logan Square

It may be the shorter walk to the El, or it may just be Logan Square as a whole – but I tend to see a lot less street art and graffiti on my walks to work anymore. When I lived in Bucktown, I walked a stretch of North Avenue down to the Milwaukee/Damen/North trisection, and always seemed to spot…

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On the Way to Work

Since we moved in to our apartment, there’s been this incredibly large hole in the street, about a half a block away from us. Oftentimes, when we’re driving and looking for a parking spot… we’ll end up having to slowly drive past this thing, and it’s daunting. Cars are parked on the street, and there’s not a lot of room…

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Egg Umbrellas

On arriving downtown for work yesterday, Liz and I spotted two girls who were walking in front of us. One girl started to open an umbrella (even though the day was pretty clear). Soon after, the other girl also opened her umbrella – same large size, and also designed to look like an egg. We were walking behind them for…

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Strange Signs, Logan Square Blue Line Stop

On the way to work yesterday morning, I spotted two odd signs posted at the Logan Square Blue Line stop. At first, they looked like ordinary signs… but something about the dotted line caught my eye, and I paused for a closer look. This first sign was a puzzler. Still not sure what it’s asking, but it was definitely interesting….

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A Note We Weren’t Meant to See

On the way to work Friday morning, I happend by a sign in the door of a building. This was one of those full-glass doors, with a solid black bar across the middle. It was the entryway to a residential set of apartments, and opened to a narrow corridory, with some stairs up. Usually, signs are posted in doors or…

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A Man and Two Ladders

Spotted this on the walk to the El yestrday, near California and Fullerton. It’s the same building that used to have a lucky seven on the side. Looking at this photo again today, I’m reminded of another guy with two ladders, slightly more lost in his work.

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A Star on the Ground

Spotted this on the way to work on Friday. Somehow the star just nestled into a small indentation in the street, and looked as though it belonged there. The thought I had when I saw this: “Whether by luck or by design, we find our homes.”

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On the Way to Work: A Little Tramp

On the way in to work last week, I spotted this guy on a lamppost near the California Blue Line stop. The thing that caught my eye was that it was done on a Priority Mail sticker from the US Post Office. I’d seen a lot more of these, back when I used to live in Wicker Park. Digging around…

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A Man and His Tiger: Jackson Blue Line Stop, Chicago

Several times a week, at the Jackson Blue Line stop downtown, there are performers singing or playing instruments, entertaining the crowds to and from their way to work. I’ve seen Morris (found out his name today) many times, and even mentioned him here once before. While I have heard him sing before, I’ve also heard him do many songs in…

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On the Way to Work

Thought about titling this post “Maximum Ogre-Drive,” but then thought better of it. Spotted this guy on the way to work, near the California Blue Line stop.

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