If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a few other times: When riding the L, sit or stand at the very back of the CTA train. Look out the back window. Have your camera ready. Now, take a ride on the Orange Line with me.
Regardless of where you stand on Trump Tower, it is impossible to miss when Wabash meets the Chicago River.
Once you’re south of The Loop, while staring at one of my personal favorites, the Roosevelt University building, know that someone might be staring at you, too. Namely, a bizarre, oversized moose. Blowing a bubble.
Tracks cross as the architecture gets smaller.
Now you look straight east as the train takes a westward tack.
A left turn through Ping Tom Park, and the city swings back into view.
With the skyline fading in the background, industrial areas dominate the scenery.
Freight trains and commuter trains jockey for position. Though not literally; that would be dangerous.
Colorful freight engines become a welcome diversion. You’re almost to Midway.