This winter is the first I was able to start the day off driving from an attached garage – skipping out on the nasty cold until whenever I got out of the car. Little did I know that that same practice is used by middle and upper class peoples to knowingly and unknowingly dissociate themselves from their neighbors, their neighborhood, basically all the world outside their comfortable house and car interior. These people don’t have to interact with others, don’t have to pay attention to their community beyond the road, don’t have to feel the immediacy and reality of the weather. Creating their own little world, in a sense.
I saw this and recalled the above thoughts with ease. There is nothing outside the sphere to those in the city, figuratively and literally.
This is a shot of the Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) sculpture of Chicago, IL. I managed to not get myself reflected by being on a level beneath The Bean.
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- taken with a Panasonic DMC FZ-18
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