Friday, March 27, 2009
Seating for two
London, ON, October 2008
The modern suburb has more than its fair share of places that are easily forgotten. They're often found in and around the mindlessly designed and built strip malls that generically and ubiquitously dot the landscape and keep us from telling one town from another.
As an example, I present this spot. It's located right beside a Tim Hortons* built smack in the middle of the parking lot of the nearby local strip mall. The dumpster is located just outside the drive-through lane - another aesthetic wonder - and employees making garbage runs often hang out here for a breaktime smoke before heading back inside. Some enterprising soul left a couple of milk crates here, ostensibly to add comfort in a place that probably sucks it into oblivion.
It's been five months since I shot this, and the crates are still there. I guess even forgettable venues have their own sense of timelessness.
Your turn: Tell us about an otherwise forgettable scene near you (and if you want to discuss the irony of remembering something forgettable, have at it, too.) And when you're done, please click on Thematic Photographic - drab to share some more.
* Tim Hortons (wiki) is a national chain of coffee shops. The brand has become something of a Canadian icon, and its coffee is, to many, quite the addictive vice. Whatever gets people through the winter...