Thursday, October 8, 2009

Heading North

Business took us north yesterday, a rare trip to our country's second largest city.

We parked and walked many a city block. The atmosphere changes quickly, block by block. Although there are some beautifully maintained 19th century buildings with fantastic ornamentation, the center city is pretty gritty and greenery is almost nil.

Many of the finest buildings were standing empty.

This street vendor had left his cart unattended temporarily and while he was away, customers started cooking their own orders. He was less than pleased.

As we drove for the closest on ramp for home, we passed these denim clad mannequins.


The Weaver of Grass said...

What is the city? I am astonished at the small amount of traffic on the streets. I love the story of people cooking their own food when the street vendor left his stall.

Tracy said...

Such fun...looks like you had great day, and a great outing! Those jeans-clad mannequin bottoms are rather funny to see all gathered like that! Happy Weekend, Golden West ((HUGS))

High Desert Diva said...

Gotta say, I've never seen denim clad mannequins lined up outside a store like that....too funny.