After a storm on September 5 (click to enlarge, click twice with a pause between to make super large):


  1. Posted September 7, 2011 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Great shot !

  2. Dominic
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    How high are you approximately? I mean in feet if possible rather than stories…

    • Dominic
      Posted September 7, 2011 at 5:57 am | Permalink

      Guessing somewhere to the south?

      • daveau
        Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:01 am | Permalink

        It’s amazing what’s on teh interwebs. He’s around 100 ft up, and approximately 7 miles nearly straight south of downtown proper. If you want exact orientation, look up the U of C campus on any map program. Close enough for your purposes.

        • Dominic
          Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink

          I am not a stalker I should point out!

          • daveau
            Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

            Me neither. Took less than two minutes to find that out (and more), if I was…

    • Posted September 7, 2011 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      I’m glad you clarified the first sentence with the second…I thought you were asking for a measurement of quantity of controlled substances….


  3. JT
    Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    Yep, that’s a concrete jungle. I live in a town with a population of about 2,300. When I look out my window I see tree-covered mountains and a beautiful valley to the south. All I see in this picture is monstrous concrete and steel. I don’t know how you city dwellers can breathe in those surroundings.

    • daveau
      Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:15 am | Permalink

      I haven’t seen the sky in ages. But I live in a bungalow, not a hi-rise.

      Serious about that. Surrounded by dense 2 story houses and trees. Not a horizon in sight, even from the upstairs window. I miss seeing the clouds and storms roll in, and the stars at night. Need to head off to the sticks once in a while, just for sanity.

      I’d live on a farm in Wisconsin if I didn’t have to make a living.

    • Dominic
      Posted September 7, 2011 at 8:25 am | Permalink

      😦 Jealous of London.
      Still, off to Cromer in Norfolk tonight using up annual leave so will have the cool North Sea air to inhale!

    • Gregory Kusnick
      Posted September 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      I live in the heart of downtown Seattle, and when I look out my window, I see tree- and snow-covered mountains, beautiful lakes, river valleys, and seascapes, plus tree-lined streets, interesting architecture, and high-density housing that enables many people to live efficiently in a much smaller per-person footprint than rural dwellers occupy. And I’m within walking distance of grocery stores, museums, restaurants and coffee shops, theaters, parks, ballet, symphony, and opera, plus many other amenities that you’d have to drive to. No concrete jungle here, and I can breathe just fine.

    • Diane G.
      Posted September 8, 2011 at 1:41 am | Permalink

      Love the way that sky makes those skyscrapers look so puny.

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