My favorite place in Schaumburg, IL

All images © 2012 Christine Han Photography

No trip to my homeland of suburban Chicago is complete without a visit to Spring Valley, where I've been going since I was an itty bitty kid. It's beautiful in summer, fall, winter, and basically all the time. My first black and white darkroom prints in high school were of this place.  Since then I keep coming back for more, and though the place is tiny, I never tire of bringing my camera along on a walk. I think this is where I fell in love with tall grass; it must have imprinted early in my little kindergarten brain.


  1. :) Next time you're here, let us know and we can tag along. We seriously live right next door and love going there with L.

    1. I totally will! It would be so fun to go with you guys!