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Old November 30th, 2008, 04:30 AM   #1
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Chicaog - West Loop - North edge

Defined as that area between the Keenedy on the East and North, Ashland on the West, and Lake on the South. this is the Northern few blocks.


Map from Dream Town

I wound up here after picking up chocolate at Bloomers, Kinzie croses the Kennedy along with a set of rail lines, and a vacant lot that housed many more rail lines in the past (AFAIK). This is know as Hubbards cave.
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46 - top of a bridge beam.

47 - a real expensive surface lot.


Turning down Green st is a good way to meet the Metra trains.
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Heading west is an old station, seen better days.
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On Morgan, stopped before the economy slowed.
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ADM facility - As far west as I head - I've been noticing these storage bins for almost 30yrs now.
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13 - Cute little yard pusher

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Heading back down Carol st.
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33 - Victor Hotel ( night club )


25 - windows

34 - Echos of the old days

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Back at Green st - density is good.
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35 - going upscale

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Old November 30th, 2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Interesting shots
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Very interesting to see a different side to Chicago to the overly manicured photos that are usually posted!

Excellent work and I look forward to seeing more!
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Nice tour! Thanks.
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Those areas remind me of Detroit. I am drawn to those fringe parts. That is where the creative class should be inspecting and reviving.
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Those areas remind me of Detroit. I am drawn to those fringe parts. That is where the creative class should be inspecting and reviving.
Granted my experience in Detroit is limited, and was mainly in the 80's but this hood is much more alive than I remember Detroit. The few vacant buildings ( like the old station ) are the exception, not the rule.
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