Entries Tagged as 'blue line'

Boiler Room From the California Blue Line

March 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

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A Walk on California Avenue, Logan Boulevard, and Milwaukee Avenue

March 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Last weekend I wasn’t feeling the greatest but I was going stir crazy from being in the house too long, so I went out on a walk in Logan Square. I went north on California, west on Logan Boulevard, and then south east on Milwaukee Avenue. I was practicing using my 24-105 lens again. When I started off, I had the thought that I’ve walked this route so many times, there would be no photos to take. … but I like what I ended up with. There is always something new and interesting!

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I always admire this sign at Sierra Tire Shop and Auto Repair, since I saw a guy hand painting it last summer… or the summer before.

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I never really go to this car wash because there are other ones where you just drive through not too far away, but this self-service, coin operated car wash always reminds me of the old car wash in New London.

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Brooklyn has brownstones, Chicago has greystones.

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Iglesia Central Hispana de los Adventistas del Septimo Dia, a church on Logan Boulevard, has beautiful columns in front.

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Two more of Iglesia Central Hispana de los Adventistas del Septimo Dia.

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On the left, Church of the Advent, on the right, another beautiful greystone.

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Hand-in-hand, walking on the boulevard.

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CTA Blue Line, Logan Square station.

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A home-themed mural across the street from the Logan Square Blue Line station.

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Half Italian is a newer shop on Milwaukee Avenue (opened Mar 2012). I’ve been following them on Facebook for ages, so I finally got to stop in. Cute! They serve sandwiches in the back and lots of Italian specialty groceries in the front.

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Shop 1021 is another newer shop on Milwaukee Avenue (opened in June 2012 by the owners of Play). Nice place! Lots of books, stationary, gifts. I saw several things I wanted to buy, but resisted… for now!

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Uncharted Books has been on Milwaukee Avenue since January 2012. This is a pretty cool used book store.

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The eagle that sits on the top of the Illinois Centennial Monument at Logan Square.

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Just some mural/graffiti that drew me in.

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Never noticed this cute lobster on Las Islas Marianas sign.

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Cool truck across from Dos de Oro. The place is still closing, though.

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The building that Gaslight Coffee Roasters is in. This is a great coffee shop. It opened in the fall last year, I think.

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Bank for savings. Not for ________.

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El Condor! Literally!

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CTA blue line train going into the California station.

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Stringer Bell Will Fix It!

March 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Somehow I found myself here one night:

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UGH! It’s by our old office and basically an extension of Moe’s. Self pity! But then on the train ride home I looked up and saw this:

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And all was well with the world.

I always forget that Idris Alba is British because I was so used to his American accent in The Wire. See the Tanqueray commercials and hear the British accent here.

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