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OhioGuy Nov 6, 2008 4:41 AM

Chicago's last beautiful fall day (68 photos)
Sadly it appears today is the end of our beautiful warm weather. We'll probably not be this warm again until at least March if not April. :( So I made sure I spent some time outside this afternoon taking in what's left of the beautiful fall colors in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. These photos were taken mainly within a couple blocks of Armitage Avenue. I hope you enjoy them. :)

The new Armitage stop (brown & purple lines)

...and the exit on the other side of the street

Kingofthehill Nov 6, 2008 4:50 AM

Love those turret buildings..! Chicago has a unique look to it.

Are the El trains loud? Does the city offer people who live next to El lines soundproofed/double-paned windows?

Jibba Nov 6, 2008 5:25 AM

Ah...Fall in Chicago. Thanks for the photos.

And yes, Kingofthehill, the trains are loud, but you get used to them. As for the people who's windows are literally 2 feet from the tracks, I would assume they get used to it too (I have a friend in such a situation who claims he is) but probably with a little more conditioning.

Grumpy Nov 6, 2008 10:14 AM

Autumn gives special colors to cities, my fav period of the year

Top Of The Park Nov 6, 2008 10:25 AM

fantastic shots

jonjj Nov 6, 2008 11:00 AM

Wonderful set. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Great color.

UrbanSophist Nov 6, 2008 4:44 PM

Chicago's beautiful in the fall.

Did they finally finish working on that Armitage stop?

pip Nov 6, 2008 5:01 PM

Nice. The past few days have been excellent weather. Box fans in my window, great sleeping weather, no matter what you did it was compfortable and just beautiful out. Last night was the last until like May or something so I went for a long walk to enjoy the last of it.

Great pictures. I'll be looking for this thread in a week for memories.

HowardL Nov 6, 2008 6:53 PM


Originally Posted by OhioGuy (Post 3894706)

Good eye.

Cbautz Nov 6, 2008 7:44 PM

Excellent pics . U were really close to where I live in Lincoln Park. U should drop by sometime

peanut gallery Nov 6, 2008 9:35 PM

Excellent photos. Beautiful neighborhood. Looks like a special day.

10023 Nov 6, 2008 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by Kingofthehill (Post 3894726)
Love those turret buildings..! Chicago has a unique look to it.

Are the El trains loud? Does the city offer people who live next to El lines soundproofed/double-paned windows?

I had some friends that shared an apartment next to the El when I was living in Chicago. Most have double-paned windows, I'm sure, but they're great for young people who want an affordable apartment. If you're a heavy sleeper that doesn't spend a lot of time at home (i.e., most kids just out of college), you can get a much cheaper apartment in a nice neighborhood than those just a block away. It's like a little affordable housing program.

Mmmm.... Charlie Trotter's:

flar Nov 7, 2008 2:45 AM


stepper77 Nov 7, 2008 5:02 PM

Wow, you make it hard for me not to want to just pick up and move to Chicago. Great photos!!

ChrisLA Nov 7, 2008 5:22 PM

Colorful, one of my favorite times of the year.

10101000 Nov 7, 2008 5:44 PM

Great photos

Tom In Chicago Nov 7, 2008 6:18 PM

nice pics. . .

george Nov 17, 2008 5:10 AM

Classic Chicago neighborhood
Nice shots! Freemont south of Armitage is a magical trick or treating street.:hell:

fangorangutang Nov 17, 2008 5:09 PM

Lovely neighborhood. Thanks for the tour!

bnk Nov 18, 2008 1:12 AM

Wow what a beautiful day, Nov the 5th was almost as nice as the 4th, that made your photo's just dance.

Did you see any post election energy that was so alive the day and night before? It is hard to see any, if there was, of it in stills but being that you were walking the streets, do you have any other commentary?

What a nice photo thread Ohioguy!

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