ghost town? by summerfield

ghost town?

it certainly did look like a deserted place, with nary a human being about, why not even a pigeon or a squirrel in the wires! truth is, there were people and cars all over, i just got lucky they didn't fit in the frame. there were, indeed, people out of the left of the frame ready to cross the street. again, this was a drive-by shot when i was on the streetcar last sunday.

this used to be a seedy part of town when once vagabonds and all sorts of drug addicts could be found about the place. in fact, this is the east side of the street where night ladies of ill-repute plied their trades, and those, my policeman friend told me a long time ago, were the ones who can never go back to normal lives. when you cross to here from the west side of this block, it meant you're a goner. with the abundance of government housing buildings around and a tad south to the left homeless shelters and soup kitchens catering to not only the poor but what some call the dregs of society, it was definitely not a salubrious place. however, in the recent few years, the city, with efforts from the local community members, has done some work to restore it to its former glory when once it was an important part of the city.

another one for the colton allen artist challenge.


over at five plus two, "poster art" is the theme. go on, turn your self portrait into a pinup, promotional or propaganda piece; use a software tool to posterize your face, or try to emulate a famous or iconic poster style or graphic designer; make it decorative and eye-catching, and tag it fiveplustwo-posters
You were lucky. Most of the time I really hate people being in my photo.
November 2nd, 2017  
Fun capture. The lines and tracks remind the viewer of the missing people.
November 2nd, 2017  
interesting... i would never have guessed this was as far north as Gerrard... feels more like Queen street for some reason...

did you still want to get together this weekend for camera-ing? i'm not sure yet what, if anything, i will have to do... i have something on Sunday morning, but i think i will have time Saturday as well as Sunday afternoon...
November 2nd, 2017  
@northy - saturday afternoon perhaps? i have something at 11 but should be done by 12:30.
November 2nd, 2017  
It sure is a quiet place,
November 2nd, 2017  
the lack of people makes it a perfect offering for the challenge. Made skills to get such a great shot on a drive by
November 2nd, 2017  
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