Ohio Street

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Ohio Street exit from Kennedy Expressway in Chicago. Shot from helicopter one early October morning back in 2011. It was a fun flight: the pilot removed the doors so it was thrilling to sit on a bench with dangling feet way above the city.⁠

On the left it is the River West neighborhood and on the right it is Fulton River District with Grand Ave and diagonal Milwaukee Ave intersecting in the middle. I have been on these express lanes going to and coming from downtown many, many times. And you, probably, have been driving on these lanes yourself. Maybe even today.⁠

For me it looks like a vein system carrying blood of cars and people towards the heart of Chicago. Downtown Chicago is like heart: in the morning the blood rushes in, in the evening it is pumping out. It keeps the whole body of Chicago alive.