Friday, November 25, 2011

Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr is Welsh and translates to English as "Large Hill". This stop is the city's connection to the Bryn Mawr Historic District, where beautiful old fashioned green lanterns and lamp posts in the style of the 1920s and 30s line the streets. This district is home to many sites and buildings significant to Chicago's rich history.

I haven't explored this stop much. Have you? Let me know in the comments section!

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Wilson

Letting you off smack dab in the middle of Uptown, the Wilson stop of the Red Line seems to be one of the most "rugged" (old and rusty) looking stops on the line.

This is also the home of JPUSA, a hippie commune of Jesus followers that live and share everything together.

I haven't explored this stop much. If you have anything you'd like to say about this stop, leave it below!


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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Morse

Still in Rogers Park, the Morse stop of the Red Line is surrounded by parks and residential homes.

The historic Heartland Cafe is down the street from the stop, where healthy, mostly vegetarian cuisine and live music is found all year round. Critics claim this little piece of Chicago is one of the most essential restaurants in the city.

All sorts of music between jazz and rock can be heard and local artists hang their work on the walls. Although not exactly free, if you have some extra cash, you should check this place out!

More posts on the Morse station of the Red Line coming soon! If you have anything to say about this stop or this area, let me know below in the comments section.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Howard

The Howard stop of the CTA Red Line connects Chicago's downtown with the Yellow Line and Skokie, and allows a free transfer between Red, Purple and Yellow lines. 

Unfortunately, I have not explored the Howard stop of the Red Line very thoroughly. I've taken it to transfer to the Yellow Line (which I would definitely recommend, the Yellow Line, or the Skokie Swift, is a really beautiful track- especially in the autumn- and completely free!).


More posts on the Howard stop of the Red, Purple and Yellow Lines soon! 

If you live off of the Howard stop, or have explored the Howard stop before, let me know in the comments section!

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