Driving through southeast Wisconsin this morning, I took a random side-trip near Kenosha to Southport Park. I liked the different shades of sand-infused ice I found building up on the shoreline there. The sun was already a little too high for good photos but this is a place I will come back to again.
“Nostalgia” is the title my wife spontaneously offered when she saw this photo, which I took Wednesday morning at Arrigo Park on Chicago’s Near West Side just before taking the picture I posted yesterday. The view is to the southeast and the steeple of Holy Family church on Roosevelt Road is vaguely visible near the center of the picture.
The Little Italy neighborhood on Chicago’s Near West Side is densely populated but is home to several modest green spaces, including Arrigo Park at Loomis and Polk. With Our Lady of Pompeii church, the former Cabrini Hospital (now a re-habbed condo building), and a statue of Christopher Columbus marking Arrigo’s boundaries, the park’s Italian heritage is not in doubt. As I often do on my way to work, I walked through the park yesterday morning and took some photographs. This is a view looking north at Our Lady of Pompeii church with the east end of Arrigo Park in the foreground.