Last weekend the German community of Chicago celebrated Maifest. The arrival of springtime means maypole dances, music, food and big crowds.
My German ancestors beckoned me to attend and so we did. Lincoln Square is the heart of the German community and was the location of Maifest Chicago 2012. We missed the crowning of the May Queen but had a great time nonetheless.
City parking is always a challenge. Once the parking space was secured we headed off to Maifest. Our route took us past the Western Avenue El stop. There we found a piece of the Berlin Wall!