Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A self-enclosed world: Chicago-area housing development

Massive houses, packed cheek by jowl and sealed off behind a guarded gate on its one entrance (the guard shack and gate are both visible in the lower left), I look down on this self-enclosed bubble of a housing development, and feel uncomfortable with the idea of the sterile luxury of homes with three garage doors and barely a hint of yard, huddled together fearfully on the outskirts of one of Americas most vibrant and diverse cities.