Wednesday, June 22, 2011

cleveland gothic

Escape from the brutalist architecture and not having the time or motivation to hang out in graveyards sent the mordant souls into the dead zone of post-lunch-hour downtown where much mirth and amusement was found in the humid bleakness.

"I'm kind of not liking Cleveland," a friend of mine says, having gotten out of town to other places and I get it, walking past empty storefronts, seeing undergrads harassed by homeless dudes, and the only place with a now-hiring sign is the check cashing joint. Prospect Avenue used to be lined with hookers back in the day and now there's office buildings and pawnshops, I wonder if the scuzz will return when Mr. Comic Sans builds his magic casino.

what's up Walter Benjamin?

The Education of Little Tree

Stay classy, little plastic evergreen.

If you lived here you'd be home by now.

Lurking in the doorways

My inner goth kid is still alive and well.

Barely creative.


Randal Graves said...

Dammit, yours turned out way cooler. I'm reporting you to the HR bot for de-creativity.

thatgirl said...

nothing a little Picasa can't do but I'd be lying if I didn't think the accidental self-portrait turned out quite good.

S.W. Anderson said...

The whole thing turned our really well. Interesting photos, individually and as an ensemble.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like them all. Well done!

susan said...

These are very neat.. well, not neat in that way but cool.. oops, it's hot there isn't it? I like the picture in the peeling silver glass wall.

Ricky Shambles said...

Freaking slick, girl. Makes me feel home. Dead Souls - right back to HS, going to see The Crow. Nice.

thatgirl said...

hi Randal's friends! nice to meet you all!