Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I shot this photo today under the el tracks at Broadway and Leland in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Uptown is a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, although it still maintains a grungy feel.


Felicia Monique said...

I like the motion of the car.

The downtown area of Oakland, CA is now referred to as "Uptown" due to gentrification. However, it will always be downtown to me.

Tyler Hewitt said...

Uptown in Chicago has been a classic skid row for about 50 years, even with the recent gentrification. Before that, however, it was a wealthy area, and has a lot of beautiful old historic buildings in desperate need of restoration. It also is a big entertainment district, with famous jazz clubs like the Green Mill and old theater buildings now hosting live music.

Felicia Monique said...

It totally sounds like a place I'd enjoy visiting!