11.02.2008

remnants on the bloomingdale trail


Yesterday, I took my first hike on the Bloomingdale Trail, an abandoned elevated railroad track that runs through Chicago.  The tracks are overgrown, having been out of service since the early 1990's.  Twisted in the overgrowth are wildflowers, industrial remnants and signs of pranksters and transients.  There are future plans to turn the path into a public park, but for now, there are only a few entry points to the tracks and they remain pretty isolated.  

It was a cool, gray day, but it was fun to explore.  I found myself collecting and photographing things I might usually ignore.  Here are a few photos of remnants I found on the trail.







1 comment:

hamlet said...

I see you do have a knack for details.

Do you have the objects you photographed?