Chicago Transit Authority

One of my favorite memories as a child is the time I spent playing my mother’s records on her stereo turntable box set. It was the late sixties and early seventies. I distinctly remember playing her Chicago Transit Authority album, which contained hits such as “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is” and singing the lyrics loudly with my sister. In case you haven’t figured this out by now, my mother was a saint with the patience of Job. Anyhow, I recall my mother telling us that she enjoyed the group “Chicago” because they were a “real” band that was backed up with brass. Looking back after all these years, I have to agree with her. They were exceptional and actually ended up doing pretty well.

This past weekend, I was in Chicago visiting my daughter. When we were standing at the Morgan Pink Line CTA stop, after enjoying an amazing dinner in Fulton Market, I captured this photo. The early evening sun provided everything I needed for a perfect black and white shot of an arriving Loop train. For those of us that grew up in the sixties and seventies, riding the CTA has a musical whimsy to it.

Chicago was made for photographers. More to come…

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