Diversey-River Bowl 1996

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This great old sign was beckoning for me to capture it one day in 1996. Diversey-River Bowl is located on Logan Boulevard and Diversey Parkway. Much of the area has changed since this photo was taken. New condo lofts and retail have taken over by the river,  removing the grittiness the area once had. Today,  the sign has been updated with a LED readout. The Lathrop Homes (public housing complex)  just east of there remains as the city is currently renovating them.

Approaching Storm/Belmont Bus 1995

Belmont-bus-storm-1995

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From what I recall, I was with my girlfriend around Belmont and Broadway just hanging out when a storm was approaching. It got dark and very windy. I think it was early afternoon. Always fascinated with storms, I started taking pictures while people were looking for a place to hide out. A few minutes later, we too ran for cover as it started to come down in buckets along with frequent lightning. I was lucky enough to get a few shots. This was one of them.