Zeca Bettax, 09 March 2011


One of the most distinctive features of Chicago’s public transportation system (the CTA – Chicago Transit System) is its iconic elevated rail system, commonly known as the “L.”  As such, views like that in the following photo are quite common throughout the city, even in heavily residential neighborhoods.

ZecaBettax CHI Acros100 Sheridan&ByronE01B

Photo Information:

Location: Chicago, Illinois; Uptown Neighborhood
Camera: Zeca Bettax
Lens: Schneider-Kreuznach 105mm f/4.5 Radionar
Film: Fuji Neopan Acros 100 (120)

This particular location is at the intersection of Sheridan and Byron, a few blocks north of Wrigley Field. Strictly speaking, this is actually the intersection of Sheridan and…Sheridan – at this point, Sheridan takes a turn east towards the Lake, before it dead-ends into Marine Drive.

Anyways, this is part of the Red Line, which runs north-south from Howard at the far north end to 95th Street at the far south end – basically the entire length of Chicago. The Red Line is one of two lines that runs 24/7 (the other being the Blue Line, which runs mostly east-west), and except for the late night / early morning hours, trains run every ten minutes or so – which means that catching one of the trains passing by in a photo entails waiting around for several minutes for one of the various trains to pass by. In this case, I was already photographing a building in the opposite direction of this shot, so I was already hanging around the intersection, anyways.



One Response to “Zeca Bettax, 09 March 2011”

  1. […] is the Wrigleyville North bar, at the northwest corner of Sheridan and Byron. If you caught my post from yesterday, this building is why I was hanging around at the corner of these two streets […]

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