Circle Lines | On the Loop in Chicago

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chicago's L train doesn't actually have a circular line, but a group of lines which come together in a circle line effect in a part of the city called The Loop.

So with a few strategic station changes, it's the next best thing.

I rode around, amid lots of people on their phones, and saw and heard:

  • A middle-aged woman speaking into a walkie-talkie: "OK, I'm on!"
  • A young Woman pulling on a baseball cap like armour
  • A woman pursing her lips and momentarily bopping in her seat twirling her hands around
  • Two girls with bright pink coats, with white, blue and red beads braided into their hair.
  • "It's going be alright. It is going be all right," says a woman into her phone.
  • A boy in a purple hoodie looks derisively at a woman's bright pink phone holder.
  • Young woman cheerfully declaring, "I noticed it! I noticed it!"
  • A middle-aged lady with resplendent red accessories (shoes, spectacles, handbag and shoulder bag) intently reading the Bloomingdales' catalogue.
  • A woman sketches a large drawing with dashed lines and arrows into her sketchbook.
  • A doleful man slumped against the train wall while carrying a book of torts and laws.
  • A woman wearing a bright peach and yellow blouse chewing and popping luminous green gum
  • A cheeky young boy propping his feet up on a seat between two men, both of whom studiously ignore him and his feet.