Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Historic" Photos


I was going through some loose photos when I came across a handful of old photos ("old" as in mid- to late-1990s or early '00s), probably all taken as I tried to finish up a roll of film before dropping it off for developing. Nothing of any quality, unfortunately, but I'm posting them as both a glimpse back at those not-so-distant days, as well as a reminder to myself and encouragement to others to go out there and photograph not just the people, but also the places, that make up your lives. I wish I had taken more pictures, and had spent a bit more time thinking about the images.




I have an actual date on this one: July 1997, taken from the roof of the Calhoun Square parking garage.
I've done the classic "don't" bar across the subject's face here, as I don't have his permission to publish this photo, and he might not like being splashed across the internet sporting both a Hypercolor shirt and a Yankees cap.


Same intersection, different year, different season.
So there you have it; a sampling of some "historic" photos from relatively recent times. Thank goodness for digital cameras; I have a nice new one now, complete with vast amounts of memory, so I can wander the neighborhood taking hundreds of images so that in ten or twenty years I won't be limited to looking at a handful of random filler photo from the late 2000s.







8 comments:

  1. Imagine a world without Chino Latino!

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  2. Crazy how corporatized that area has gotten since those pictures were taken.

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  3. Sorry if that was sarcasm and I missed it, Chase, but really? I see Best Buy, Caribou, Gap, EB Games... doesn't seem all that different, save for the North Face and the new Columbia store. Just different corporations.

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  4. It is interesting to see the little things that have stayed the same in the past 12 years:
    The for lease sign above what is now MAC (then, Caribou) appears untouched, the newspaper rack and bus stop bench from this image are still there.

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  5. Haha, remember perkins?

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  6. I spent a Christmas Eve at that Perkins once; I don't remember the details, but I think it was the only place open and we needed to get out of the house so that Santa could arrive.

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