Tubular, Man! by Swazzette

Tubular, Man!

Every street in Chicago seems to be under construction, and particularly in OUR neighborhood. It's been a real pain! Thought it was rather humorous, though, to see these giant (big enough to stand in), concrete tubes parked in front of this apartment/condo building. What a welcome for their guests, eh?

Note: I just didn’t like the earlier version of this photo I put up today and ended up tweaking it a bit in Picnik. Unfortunately, I lost the first 5 comments (THANK YOU everyone!) , so I am including their comments here:

*Richard Saffold: "hope no one runs into them!"
*Cheryl Green: "beautiful building and the sculptures in front are nice too"
*Rayswrld: "Nice perspective. How big are they? Large enough to stand in?"
*Ashley M.: "I can't believe how much construction they are doing in Chicago right now. As we speak, our street is being resurfaced. Pretty crazy. Cool photo" =-)
*Cindy List: "Ugh! Deepest sympathies, my dear - but this is a cool shot!"
Wow... Those things are huge! Definitely not fun if you live there.
August 22nd, 2010  
Ah, I agree with Valerie :/
August 22nd, 2010  
Sign of the times..construction everywhere. we are getting an extension of a major highway called Highway 404. it will come now very close to where we live and we will save time when coming or going into Toronto. It might still be a couple of years down the road but they certainly are preparing for it already..bridges have to be build over side streets, ramps etc. another main road is being widened to 4 lanes from two and at the same time we are getting a Wal-Mart Super Store in our little town. so it's busy wherever you look.
August 22nd, 2010  
Hi Sue!
I love the framing in this picture, and that big circle of light that seems to be behind the building.
August 22nd, 2010  
Coooool shot Sue!
August 22nd, 2010  
you've got the eyes for beauty!!!! great composition
August 22nd, 2010  
i love it! its a beautiful building! and the construction gear looks like it was placed for decoration :)
August 23rd, 2010  
Your picture gives me that "down the rabbit hole" feeling. Wonder how the folks who live there feel about it?!
August 23rd, 2010  
Playing catchup. I was so looking for a big cement pipe like this during the peace theme. I wanted to form a peace sign with me and my son standing between/under my legs...but I couldn't find any big pipes like this. Next time I'll just fly to Chicago :). Have fun out here. I don't look for photo ops, but those I know that visit always get some great shots. Having lived here my whole life i think I'm blind to the obvious photo ops or something!
August 24th, 2010  
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