Saturday, September 12, 2015


I wonder if:
Those living above, know that someone is living below?
Do they care?
Did the guy living below pick that spot for the neighborhood?
Does SUV "limo" drive know that he is 25 feet above a homeless person?
Who is more miserable with where and how they live?

I took this from my hotel room window at a very nice hotel in Chicago. The apartment building above is expensive and nice. Car services were there several times an hour picking people up and dropping them off. This is in the downtown area where the "street level" is elevated above ground level and streets and service structures are below at ground level. The last I knew there were still some railroad freight lines below the city. I was quite struck by the contrast of $2,000 a month rentals being directly above people sleeping on the sidewalk below street level.

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