Sorry I don't, these were taken by a friend who stopped at Gary on his way to CHicago.Wanigas? said:Those pics seem to celebrate Gary.
Ever see the work of Camilo Jose Vergara? He has a more sympathetic version of Gary.
Got any pics of neighborhoods, churches, or schools?
Ah, but it does represent the remains of the U.S. steel industry. Gary Works and Burns Harbor produce a good part of the integrated steel mill outout, now.Solipsa said:Well, I've taken the South Shore Line many a time (which passes right by that exact sign saying "<-Chicago Gary->") so I've seen some of those exact scenes outside the window.
I admit, the first time I saw downtown Gary, I was surprised. I was expecting worse.
But still, the pictures ignore the fact that on th eother side of the tracks are swaths of smokestacks and decrepit industrial. Admittedly, my origin is TX where that sort of heavy industrial is lacking, but even compared to the industrial sections of the Chicago River (which I row on as a part of Crew), the landscape around Gary looked pretty grotesque.
Agreed, the only thing in town to do is probably see the Steelhead (CBA) or Rail Cats (Northern League) play.boilerplater said:I packed my aforementioned photo sim with pedestrians of multiple ethnicities. The lack of any street life was obvious to us too. Who would want to walk there? Its rather harsh, lots of driveways, no street-level retail, monumental-scale architecture. Its overwhelmingly gray even on a sunny day.