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Summer parkstrip on Oakdale

Summer parkstrip on Oakdale, © 2013 Celia Her City

The 500 block of West Oakdale is one of my favorites, partly because of these wonderful old brick row houses that, because of their white paint, seem like they belong in Washington, DC.  I think these are some of the oldest attached houses in my vicinity, dating back to the early 1890s. More

The nighttime park

The nighttime park

Night never really sets in thoroughly in Chicago.  We get closest to dark in summer, when the trees’ shadows leaf into a canopy, blocking out some of the streetlights’ glare.  The lights are overly bright, to the point of making it hard to sleep.

How would we be affected were the city naturally dark at night?  If the streetlights were fewer or more puny?  For stay-at-home types, it would be quieter, more soothing; for live wires, much more an adventure to be out on the town.

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