industrial skyline


Rock Island trains seen from the 16th Street tower along Clark Street, looking north toward the Loop. Note the old Erie Railroad Freight Station on the right. Today this area has been developed into the commercial/residential “South Loop”.



Photos by Mark Llanuza

You are only in love when you start seeing beauty in the things you previously found awful. When blood stains on the floor start to look like constellations. When torture feels like a kiss. When every industrial skyline looks like a sunset. You are only in love when you are in pain.
—  #93- excerpts from the book I’ll never write