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Last Thursday, June 2016

Back in the USA

I’m back home after three weeks in Australia, and a little over two weeks in Java, Indonesia. Now that I’m looking for street art, I realize how prolific the medium is worldwide. In Indonesia there was street art in some of the most remote places. I wasn’t able to make a lot of photos given the crazy traffic everywhere on the island of Java. Australia is also not too shabby in the medium, I encountered some really beautiful pieces. I also fell in love with the Fitzroy neighborhood in Melbourne. It reminded me of home at just the right moment.

It’s been a rough couple of weeks getting over some major jetlag, finally the last two days of sunshine inspired me to pick up a camera and go walking in the sunshine. I was gone just over five weeks and the number of changes on the street reminds me that the Alberta Arts District is steadily evolving. Given that I’ve been making photos on Alberta Street for just about everyday for a year now, I find myself noticing both the major and subtle differences on the street. I definitely feel like I’m looking at my neighborhood in a different way. Although, the whole “chasing light” syndrome has made it hard not to run outside to make photos whenever I sense that the changing weather is creating beautiful light and shadows.

Quonset Hut

Alberta street had many of these pre-fab metal building.

 

Oh Sunshiney Day

We wound up spending much more time in Cincinnati than originally planned, thanks United Airlines! After a day of recovery, we stumbled out into a beautiful sunny day complete with blue sky. Although we did take a trip to the “bad” section of Cincinnati this trip (given all the extra time) I really missed Alberta Street.  The mural on the corner has not gotten any better, but hey it makes a good selfie backdrop (above.)

Everyone was out and about on Alberta Street, eating ice cream and this guy in lovely cobalt jeans with many pocket-books strapped on his body:

Pocket Books

So many pocket purse things and a rolling bag. I’m pretty envious of all the pockets in that coat since women’s clothes are generally pocketless which is a pain in the ass when traveling because who wants to swing a large purse through the streets of Mumbai?

This is one of my favorite spots to make photos. I’m trying to get closer to the people occasionally at the risk of being flattened by a vehicle:

Man Walking Dog

It was a good day to be home and walking the street.

 

 

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