Southwest Chicagoland, as viewed from my Southwest window seat

It’s fun to carry one’s camera on a routine airline flight. These are just mundane photos of the southwest Chicago suburbs approaching Midway Airport on Tuesday afternoon. Lightroom’s “dehazing” feature is especially enjoyable.

These pictures also remind us of the amazing scale of civil engineering we easily take for granted.

Maybe better title: "How a bill becomes law."
Maybe better title: “How a bill becomes law”



Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

2 thoughts on “Southwest Chicagoland, as viewed from my Southwest window seat”

  1. Nice shots. The only ones that work for me are when the plane banks over about 30 degrees.

  2. The first two pictures (nice ones, Harold!) point out the incredible amount of space required to make human-driven transportation safe.

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