August 2, 2013

Elevated Tracks, Chicago

Photograph by Angie McMonigal, National Geographic Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: City Pictures

It's a snug fit for Chicago's famous "L" tracks, here shot from above by National Geographic Your Shot community member Angie McMonigal. Flanked on two sides by the elevated rail, the art deco Trustees System Service Building, now a condominium, dates to 1930.

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33 comments
Danilo Lima
Danilo Lima

The detail of the flowers is amazing, it's like the train is cutting their light off. Superb and mysterious, this connection between the complexity of the train railway and the simplicity of the Nature is nostalgic.

Mary M.
Mary M.

I can almost hear them screeching.  They do make some racket.  Great photo.

Shannon T
Shannon T

How wonderful it would be to live there. I love Chicago and city pictures taken from above. It's so amazing to see it from this perspective and kind of dizzying. It looks like the plants in the doorway are bleeding.

Larry Schaefer
Larry Schaefer

Angie,

Nice going and a great shot from a fellow CPS photographer.  Talk to you later.

Congratulations

Tintin Taylo
Tintin Taylo

THIS  IS THE ANSWER IN MANILA TRAFFIC..

Kevo Williams
Kevo Williams

Lake and Wells... That's my city! Awesome picture!

Reyhan Remziev
Reyhan Remziev

Sorry for the negative comment, but how come tracks become the "Photo of the day" ? I expected something more stunning.

Rabindra Saha
Rabindra Saha

Wow... how did you manage to get a shot like this? This is simply superb....

Angie McMonigal
Angie McMonigal

Thank you so much for the kind comments on my image! They're very much appreciated!

Ravi Ranjan
Ravi Ranjan

National Geographic beatiful. photo

Ravindra Mali
Ravindra Mali

ULTIMATE SKILL.. OF BOTH ENGINEERS OF TRACK BUILDERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS...

N  I M PREYING FOR THE TRAFFIC CONTROLLER!!!!!!!!

Angie McMonigal
Angie McMonigal

@Rabindra Saha Thank you so much! I shot this from the top of the parking garage above this 'L' intersection and held my camera out as far as I could to get this shot. It was a bit of gamble whether I was going to get something worthwhile or not.

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