Car with Puerto Rican flags, Halsted and Fullerton, Chicago 2017
Cyclists, Clark and Fullerton, Chicago 2017
Bus stop, Fullerton and Stockton, Chicago 2017
Fullerton and Halsted, Chicago 2017
Diners at sidewalk cafe on Webster, Chicago 2017
Waiter, sidewalk cafe on Webster, Chicago 2017
Two women, Alfred Caldwell Lilypool, Chicago 2017
Family cycling, Fullerton and Commonwealth, Chicago 2017
Fullerton Avenue, Lincoln Park, Chicago 2017
Peapod delivery, Lincoln Park, Chicago 2017
Woman with dog on Fullerton, Chicago 2017
Couple at Stockton and Fullerton, Chicago 2017
For most of those who live in the Chicago area, summer is a season to be treasured. But due to its brevity, and the often bitter harshness of winter in the Midwest, there is a subtle but relentless pressure to enjoy as many of the warm summer days as possible. Beneath the simple pleasures of barbecues, going to the beach, walking through parks, museums, zoos, and forest preserves, an almost manic fever takes hold, propelling those of us who live here to "get outside, go somewhere, do something!"
In the summer, the proximity of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood to shaded parks, the zoo, Lake Michigan, and numerous sidewalk cafes, draws both residents and visitors to its upscale streets. On a hot Saturday in June, we journeyed from the North Side via the El to join the diverse crowds that congregate here. From promoters of Puerto Rican statehood, the riders of the El, the diners and waiters at an outdoor cafe, to a street corner shadow boxer and a man towing a pig on a bicycle, Lincoln Park has it all.