Saturday, April 11, 2009

48th & Oakley,McKinley Park







These are the two-flats I was looking for before I became mesmerized with the vinegar factory. I agree with Dave, I never really thought there were vinegar factories anywhere, I don't know why. There is a massive aloe factory further north on Western, it makes everything smell like soap.

The buildings I saw from the train were the ones with three different colors, then I came across the one by the alley, then the one with the cat in the window and the alien spaceship on the roof. My favorite is the walled up building with the crooked tree in front. Look at that tiny bit of plastic in the grass, you'd think someone would have taken it and flung it somewhere, I mean, what's it shielding? I wanted to wander more, even take photos of Wheatland Tube, but I needed to get that train and get to Midway, the end of the line. The buses suck on Saturday, I miss one, its an hour until the next one.

6 comments:

Steve Malley said...

Agh. I've had more than a few brushes with the bussing life in my time. It's like, you have to go to the grocery store or something, you leave yourself six, seven hours to do it.

I'm guessing that plastic bit was once a whole border, only now it's all that's left...

David Niall Wilson said...

I'm partial to the walled up one with the crooked tree too. It looks as if, at some point, it might have been a tiny church.

Sidney said...

Love that top shot.

Charles Gramlich said...

I was in the French Quarter the other day and we remarked on the fascinating colors of the houses, which would stand out anywhere else as ugly.

HemlockMan said...

Vinegar, yes. I must have it on my turnip greens. Also my fresh cucumbers.

Lana Gramlich said...

It almost looks like the cell tower (in the last shot,) is on the roof of that house. Kind of comical, that!