Garfield Park

Garfield Park is one of those fantastic public spaces that is all but forgotten by anyone but the local residents.  It covers several acres, has a couple fishing ponds, a really cool field house and even a band shell.  The grass is over grown and over run by the dandelions and there is even a statue of the young Abe Lincoln with no beard.

 

It even has torii, with no obvious purpose other than to look interesting (so far as I can tell).

 

The best part is since even on a nice day the park is fairly empty, you can get a shot like this with out people hanging around.

 

The band shell is probably the most interesting place, if only because they’ve tried to hide it behind trees.

 

I love the little fountains all around it.

 

Alas, another slice of Chicago let to crumble, lost and forgotten.

2 responses

  1. The last one is my favorite! Great capture!

    April 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  2. So going here on our trip!

    May 11, 2012 at 1:00 am

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