Thursday, February 12, 2015

Walking In A Different Neighborhood

My lodgings were just down the street from this neighborhood park, where locals picked up sundries, bought lotto tickets, and sat and chatted while youngsters frolicked, bundled warmly and seemingly oblivious to the cold.

Moss grew on more than just the north side, and on just about everything that didn't move.

Homes were tidy and very well-kept and many retained original architectural elements.

The city was bombed heavily during World War II, shown above.  Buildings that survived are now joined by scores of towering skyscrapers, with construction ongoing at an incredible pace.

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