Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Where the "L" goes over a Quaint Little Bridge

Ran a seven mile recovery run this morning along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Way up north in Chicago, along Wilson Ave, you can see the Ravenswood Brown Line cross over the Chicago River, which is quite a contrast to what the train's surroundings are once it arrives downtown:

Sometimes you even see kayakers and boaters going under the bridge. As you can see, homeowners along the river keep their boats on little docks.  They can jump in their boats from their backyards and be cruising on Lake Michigan in about 1/2 hour!

Further North in Lincolnwood, right along the North Branch Trail, there is an abandoned movie theater that must have closed in 2008, based on the fact that "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is still visible on the vandalized /rock-smashed marquee:

The huge over-grown-with-weeds parking lot and abandoned theater would make a good location for a post-apocalyptic movie.

 7 miles @ 8:16/mile

Tomorrow: Track workout at North Park University.


  1. I always run on North Branch Trail (although i have never been that far south!) Beautiful views!!

  2. One of my coworkers takes the brown line. I wonder if she gets to cross that bridge. I wish I lived off the water!

  3. that is a gorgeous picture of the ravenswood brownline. Where is that stop at? I wish I could take my boat and meander out to lake michigan.