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  • Posted Feb. 21, 2007 by Lisa in B&W. Viewed 1038 times

On Saturday afternoon, I went to the local outdoor mall. It has a lot of high end-ish stores, really great restaurants, a cultural center, and lots of people watching. The top two shots are of the valet parking which is right on the street. I got a kick out of watching people walk buy and drool over the cars there. California dreaming at it's best (or worst).

Less than 100 feet from these cars, you can rent a horse and buggy to take you around the mall and see the sights. I think the “driver” was getting lessons on how to handle the carriage. She looked pretty nervous. Or maybe it was just not wanting to scratch those cars! Anyway, I thought it was ironic that they were so close together. The question is…are we better off with cars or would we be having more fun with a horse and buggy? Of course, I ride my bike everywhere so you know my answer! :)

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    • # Christine

      Love how you moved from color to sepia to b&w. That third photo with his arm around her is lovely, and the way you've composed the fifth shot is great.

      2007.02.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jack

      heh. i was expecting a parade of exotic cars and then i scrolled to the horse-drawn carriages.

      i don't know that we are worse off with cars so much as we--in america--are worse off with the way that years of cheap petroleum resulted in an infrastructure and mindset resistant to public transportation, pedestrians and bicyclists.

      2007.02.21 Edited Reply Cancel

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