Bloomington Avenue and Lak eStreet

This aerial photograph, looking east along Lake Street, shows a concentrated massing of commercial structures within a block of Bloomington in each direction. The marquee of the Heart of the Beast Theater, a longtime neighborhood institution, is visible in the foreground. Parking at this intersection is generally placed behind the buildings, strengthening the street edge, but as you move east or west along Lake Street, surface parking lots once again begin to dominate. The Greenway, at the left of the image, is barely visible within the ‘urban forest’ of trees that characterize the surrounding neighborhood.