Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lonely City

It's very unusual to find an empty downtown street. One day last week, I saw this guy walking toward one of the state office buildings, and there was no one else around.  Very odd!

Are there a lot of people walking around the downtown area of your town?

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

No, our downtown closed down about thirty years ago. What's left is the barbershop and then a restaurant that serves West Virginia type meals and a picture framing shop plus the old closed down church and the bank building converted to a church. The rest is history. People don't walk downtown anymore. They don't sit on front porches either and if you are looking for somebody around here you would have to find the gate and go around back to their patio where they are all sitting and drinking beer.

If you walk alone downtown in our city, more than likely a giant cat or rat will follow you thinking for your you are a meal.

turtle said...

Oh dear, Dallas is always hoppin :]

Halcyon said...

No one walks in Jackson. I don't think I need to go into the details of why. Suffice it to say, fried food is quite popular here!

quinttarantino said...

Linda ...
Na minha cidade ainda há gente a correr pelos passeios!

Knoxville Girl said...

When I first moved to downtown Knoxville 10 yrs ago, it was just about deserted - seemed like just me, my sweetie, our dog, and a lot of homeless guys. Ten years later, we're all still here (well, except for my dog), but with the revitilization, so are lots of others - families, college kids, seniors,and even some out-of-towners. There's always something going on now, and not usually anything nefarious. :-)

Denton said...

Good photo and interesting subject. I find that in Greenville's downtown there is almost always someone out and about. However that is because our downtown is an entertainment destination point. I suspect many downtowns are almost deserted outside normal business hours ... Interesting I find many of my photos show no one in the scene. This is often because I wait until foot traffic has thinned before taking the shot. A habit I am working to break.