Bloomingdale Trail

I was asked by the Friends of Bloomingdale Trail to record for posterity the current state of this once fully functioning elevated train track that goes through Chicago's Bucktown, Logan Square, and Humboldt Park neighborhoods.  The images I created depict both the trail's current deterioration and its potential.  On four separate occasions, I walked the trail concentrating on various sections of the path from Ashland to Pulaski.  While walking, one thing that struck me was how fast you could walk those several miles from Ashland to Pulaski, despite my frequent stops to photograph along the way.  The elevated path allows freedom to walk or run without the usual interruptions of traffic from the crossing streets.  This really is a unique and strange thing to experience in the middle of Chicago; something well worth preserving and opening up for public use.