Thursday, May 21, 2009

Back Alley Wonder

By now you know I love to go on long walks in my hometown. I go out to get the paper and a cup of coffee and an hour later I'm still walking around in my house flip-flops (yes, I have a pair that are just for around the house) and the same leggings I wore to bed the night before because I thought I would be out for "just a minute" - famous last words of mine.

I find so much as I wander my house shoes...and after all the pretty flowers and interesting people I turn to the nitty gritty of the city. The back alleys, the seemingly abandoned roads...and I love it.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Today's Soundtrack:
The Richest Man In Babylon by Thievery Corporation

By the way, I'm really bummed about American Idol. Kris is good but already so mainstream...I was for Adam all the way. Can't wait to see what he does next!

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The Lil Bee said...

SO did not get on the AI train this season. Couldn't do it. I love the top photo with all the steam. We need to go photographing together (for my sake)! Maegan said...

omg monica ...ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! ...there is a photorealist artist Richard Estes who paints from photos that look like this ...AMAZING.

drollgirl said...

i love gritty shots! the one with the steam is MESMERIZING! love it.

Aartee said...

That steam shot is gorgeous you are an amazing photographer!

mieletcannelle said...

Alley's are so interesting.. I think it's like wandering around in somebody's subconscious, their psyche. We present these storefronts, this perfection - and what is so much more interesting is the back, the alley, the grit. These are beautiful

Hilary said...

I love your "nitty gritty city" images. :) And I'm with you 100% about Adam Lambert. I was rooting for him since day one. I was stunned but also kind of relieved. He won't be tied up with the same obligations and contracts like Kris Allen. No doubt he's deciding between several agents as I type. That guy will be a superstar.