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These are city photos only in the most technical sense. This is a rather small thread and I hope to do a much more extensive thread of this very unusual corner of the city in the near future. These are photos that I took last summer. There actually isn't a single human being seen and no residential buildings within sight in these pictures, that captures the surreal isolation some of these areas have, you know you are in Chicago city limits but there is no one around, you can hear the ambient noise of expressways in the distance but aside from that you are totally alone.
north shore of Lake Calumet
country road in Chicago along north shore of Lake Calumet
This land is actually on the southern end of a golf course that goes to the north shore of the lake.
vacant land near the northwestern shore of the lake
Everything between here and those huge grain elevators is vacant open fields. It is technically owned by the Illinois International Port but it just hundreds of acres of vacant land right next an Interstate (94) in a city of 2.7 million people.
Now on to the Wolf Lake area. These next few pictures are of an abandoned Nike Missile base and surrounding area just to the north of Wolf Lake.
Look closely and you can see a deer in this picture.
Here is the northern shore of Wolf Lake, across with the transmissions lines and interstate 90 is Indiana.
Interstate 90 across a narrow segment of Wolf Lake, this was taken slightly inside the state of Indiana.
Small Illinois/Indiana border marker on the northern shore of Wolf Lake