Friday, December 09, 2005

Winter Wanderland

Woke up early to take my time walking to work, taking some pictures along the way. Here's what I saw (click on image to slightly enlarge):

Unshoveled sidewalks ...



slushy curbs (and you thought snow was white) ...



no place to park a bicycle, no way to feed a meter ...



no news (at 7 a.m. these boxes still had yesterday's papers) ...



half-shoveled staircases used for sledding, Christmas lights twinkling ...



at this point, you might be thinking of moving to this neighborhood ...



then again, when you think of moving all that snow, maybe not ...

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see your piece on the unique chicago tradition of marking your recently shoveled street parking spot with all kinds of lawn chairs, sofas, and other garbage. I also love when there is no snow on the street and some jackass still trys to save their spot.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was looking for a chair in the road this morning, but saw none!
-AP

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps a chair in the road is a symbol of the Old Chicago, the one that Studs Terkel recalls so fondly of before the advent of all the new condominium developments and their covered parking lots and garages.

Speaking of Old Chicago, do you remember the Old Chicago amusement park? Such a faint but distinct memory of when I was young. Check out this guy's site on it's history. Really cool photos...http://www.negative-g.com/OldChicago/OCIndex.html
Hard to believe it was in Bolingbrook.

And here is the Old Chicago Pinball machine.
http://www.xmission.com/~daina/images/tr/oldchicago.html

Hai

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, great pictures! Do more post like this one

2:36 AM  
Blogger JennyO. said...

I always wanted to go snow sledding but I had no sled.

7:35 PM  

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