Posts tagged “intersection


122nd and Burley

122nd and Burley

A shot to illustrate the above. The loneliest intersection within city limits, a picture of which the Idiot Photographer has already shared with you. One could sleep in the middle of this road and not worry about being run over for days. If you can relate to the singular kind of thrill we got when we stumbled upon this, you’re definitely getting the vibe of what we’re after.

Within Defined Limits


Chicago is a big city and most people imagine it is just full of goings on at all hours.  Sure every city has an empty lot or abandoned warehouses and generally neglected industrial areas but I suspect we managed to find the most desolate intersection within Chicago city limits on a recent trip.

I’m not kidding.

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Seriously, this is well within city limits.

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We walked around here for a good half hour or so, just left the car sitting in the middle of the street.  No one noticed.  The whole time you couldn’t even hear any traffic, or trains, or anything but the faint hum of the power station when you were near it.

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Heck, we even saw deer.

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