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Chicagoist Lunchtime Diversion: Running The Lakefront Trail in Time-Lapse

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 29, 2012 5:40PM


It's been said that Chicagoans seize summer, almost idiotically, because the season is so fleeting. But this video is a creative example of owning summer on one's own terms.

On the first day of summer last week, one man decided to photograph a light jog along the lakefront path. By "light jog," we mean he ran the full length of the Lakefront path, from the South Shore Cultural Center all the way to Hollywood Avenue—that's 8,273 photos over 18 miles. Then he took the photos and created a time-lapse video. It's a bitch to load, but worth watching if only because it starts on the part of the path we like most, with views of Jackson Harbor, 31st Street Beach, the light undulations in terrain between, and how close the trail hugs Lake Shore Drive. The South side truly is the best side.