Flatlands

Chicago, my hometown, is flat. This lack of topographical drama can be a bit boring, to be sure, but can make for some nice panoramic photos if that’s what you’re looking for. Here’s a few shots from the south and southeast sides from a recent trip. Continue reading Flatlands

My Olde Pal Gary

Most people have heard of Gary, Indiana. The town had a mid-century burst of fame in “The Music Man” in which it features in an eponymous song. A few decades later it achieved notoriety for a very different reason, being the country’s murder capital for a while in the 80’s. It has been synonymous with … Continue reading My Olde Pal Gary

Crooked River County

American rust belt metropolises are urban nebulae of sorts. The city cores grew and expanded furiously in the 19th and early 20th centuries, fed by the heavy industries of the time. But just as stars run out of fuel, so too steel, mining, and manufacturing left these cities. In the span of a generation, population … Continue reading Crooked River County

Tbilisi, Coda

Here’s a few more pictures of Tbilisi which I didn’t quite have ready when I began posting this series. To begin with, there’s the Friendship Bridge. In an ancient city like this, a big splash of post-modernism was bound to be polarizing. Some complain that it looks too much like a woman’s sanitary pad. Though … Continue reading Tbilisi, Coda