This weekend, I walked down the crooked part of Lombard for the first time. Having been here a little over two months now, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and risk looking like one of the other million tourists that venture down this street each day. I never quite understood the appeal of walking down a crooked street. Now I do. The homes are so gorgeous, the constantly in bloom hydrangeas that take over the inner curves of the meandering street, the scent from a million different plants growing next to/on/above the houses, the steepness of the stairs that guide you along the edges away from the cars, it is truly an engaging experience. Here are some quick shots I took. Isn't the bougainvillea incredible? It grows on many of the homes here. I love the bright shades of purple and pink that it comes in and how full and overgrown it looks.