Wednesday, April 09, 2008
What dreams may come
London, Ontario, April 2008 [Click to enlarge]
Continuing my personal challenge to find compelling images in places other folks might have written off (see here and here for the first two entries), I walked down London's Dundas Street and looked for inspiration. It's the main east-west road through the downtown core, the very faded shopping mecca that used to be ground zero for anything that happened not just in this city, but in the region.
It's fallen on hard times over the past 30-ish years, and despite little pockets of renewal here and there, it still gets more than its fair share of bad press.
But as I wandered along the sidewalk on a brilliant Sunday afternoon, I looked up and saw not a desolate building waiting for destruction, but something worth saving, something that could have life in it yet, if only someone would have faith in its future, and a bank account to match.
One wonders if the world has enough people with that kind of courage. One wonders if it need only apply to old buildings.
Your turn: Please look into this building's past. Or its future. Or both. What do you see?