Monday, June 10, 2013

Escape from the concrete jungle

Tucked away in plain sight
Montreal, QC
July 2012
New Thematic launches tonight at 7:00 Eastern
Concrete-themed entries accepted here.
To most of us, urban alleyways are foreboding, dirty places we've been taught to avoid. Risk lives here, among other things, and it's typically something that we spend much time thinking about. Note it in our peripheral vision, and keep on walking.

Yet this one is, if not different, at least worthy of a bit of a pause, a second thought, and clearly on this day, a picture. Someone felt comfortable enough to park a superbike here. And whoever built the surrounding buildings saw fit to include some fairly large windows overlooking this seemingly bleak landscape.

Perhaps we need to revisit the rules of what constitutes "worthy" and what does not. Perhaps there's more to these often-shunned patches of the urban fabric than meets the eye.

Your turn: Is there?

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Alleys are great, if you're walking the dog, Carmi.

Theda loves them. Of course there's more than meets the eye...there are chipmunks to chase!