There is an incredible amount of active industry in Chicago, unlike any other major city we have been to. It is intermixed into the various neighborhoods, such that, a Trader Joes and CB2 abuts the trash heap you see below, for example.
Trying to find our way home, one drunken night when we had first moved here, we stumbled into a steel factory that was actually pouring bright hot iron ore. It was memorizing to watch, and surprisingly, no one kicked us out... in fact, one worker explained the process to us (at 3a.m.)
That same drunken night, Rebecca tried to climb a fence and explore the area depicted below, convinced doable, a good idea, and had water access... wrong!