Off the Grid in Riverside

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    Riverside, Illinois was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (and Calvert Vaux).  In stark contrast to the rest of the Chicago metropolitan area, Riverside’s roads are not laid out on a grid system.  Much to the chagrin of all non-residents and most new Riversidians, Olmsted created a town where the streets curve every which way and follow no discernible logic or pattern.  It’s substantially easier to get around the West Village in New York than in Riverside.  I mean, at one point, Olmsted’s creation features a street named Uvedale intersecting with another street named, yup, Uvedale.  (For more info on Olmsted, here’s a great starting point).

    However, all issues of direction aside, Riverside’s streets are a site and beauty to behold.  This photo captures that sense perfectly.  You can just see the lines of trees and houses bending to fit the out-of-the-ordinary road layout that Riverside has.  With the sun shining down on them, it is simply gorgeous.

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