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Chicago Alley on a Rainy Autumn Day (2012-11-10 15-11-05b)

Chicago Alley on a Rainy Autumn Day (2012-11-10 15-11-05b)

The Alley between Lakewood and Magnolia, looking north from Catalpa, Chicago, Illinois (Edgewater). The photo was taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ50 camera. Then I used Luminar 2018 to apply the following filters: Accent – AI Enhancer, boost contrast, increase warmth, sharpen, increase Smart Tone, increase color temperature and increase clarity.

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    • Thank you, HistoryGal, for your kind words. This part of Chicago was farmland until around 1890. It used to be the practice to use wooden blocks for paving alleys but, after the Great Fire of 1871, wood fell into disfavor. (It’s illegal to build a wood house in Chicago. The only wood houses in the city were built before the area was annexed by Chicago.) Since there was no such thing as asphalt, bricks were used. Eventually they switched to asphalt but not all of the brick alleys were paved over.

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