Sunday, March 05, 2006

Good Night, Chicago

Originally uploaded by urbanoasis.
Back from a trip to the Windy City. Sadly, my wife and I saw no plays while there. Our time was booked up with friends, food, taking pictures of buildings, and professional matters. Chicago is really a great city, with the one drag being the infuriating trip on the el that took us more than an hour to go about 6 stops due to some crazy-ass work on the track. I have no idea why the delays weren't posted, but there it was. Being late for an appointment, we got out and took a cab up to Evanston from Belmont, an area on the near north side newly settled by hipsters and creative class types.

Evanston was a nice change from Ann Arbor, as well. They're actually building things there and retail rent hasn't chased office supply stores, hardware stores, or grocery stores from the city yet.

I talked to a guy at Aramantha Books who was from Ann Arbor and used to work at David's Books. He knew the owner of my favorite bookstore, West Side Books. The recent addition of another used bookstore brought Evanston's total to 5. My wife and I thanked him by buying several volumes, including James Ackerman's Palladio and John Ruskin's The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

More to come if and when this blogger ever catches up on school.


Blogger Edward Vielmetti said...

Did you stop into the Cafe Ambrosia that Mike's brother Ed is running on Orrington in Evanston?

11:08 AM  
Anonymous heidi said...

love the flickr photos. Are you ever going to emerge from hiding? and by that, i mean, conveniently wander into the living room ever again?

9:36 PM  
Blogger accidentalactivist said...

Soon. Maybe as soon as Friday.

10:08 PM  

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