Approaching the autumn equinox, you are here. Baseball has its numbered days, and tomatoes are ripening. The hurricane season is getting more active. Nights are early now. The full Harvest Moon on September 13 is waning. Mornings have a crispness and clarity. And the sun is a golden light on everything.
It is this time, around the spring and fall equinoxes, that the sun appears almost directly along an east-west line, aligning with the east-west streets of downtown Chicago. At this time and place, the sun rises and sets between the buildings, an effect almost like the stones of Stonehenge.
You can read more about the Chicagohenge effect in this article from the Chicago Sun-times.
Before the days of GPS, people navigated around the earth following the sun and other stars. Later, they drew lines of longitude and latitude on the round globe of the earth. Property descriptions still describe a specific place in this way.
The effect of Chicagohenge is more a time than a place. It is fleeting and beautiful. But every day, the sun is fleeting and beautiful.
Light on the people walking to the train, light on the morning glories in the alleys.