Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A day's end #4

This is one of the main roadways through the city of Elgin, Illinois. Actually, Highland Avenue is a busy six-lane thoroughfare in the downtown area. Follow it several miles west of town, however, and it eventually turns into a gravel road that ends at a housing development in the countryside.

The roadway, once robust, diminishes as it approaches its end. As does the day.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Cedar said...

Highland goes past the top end of the street where I grew up and where my parents still live.

It also goes past the church where I was married and where I've considered being buried..

It was once a leg of a road race and elderly friends and relatives have told me about standing along Highland or McLean and watching the cars race by.

It goes past the elementary school I attended and did some teaching practice.

Highland Avenue is a huge part of my history. I've never been to the end of it.

James said...

cedar, this is about where it ends, just after it crosses Damisch Road. Just over the crest of the hill is a small subdivision of homes and Highland is the only road in or out.

Lori Witzel said...

I love this.

The most evocative curve in a road...magical.