Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Slippin' Through the Alley…

©David Sorcher 2014

Ah, the finicky weather of March. Yesterday it was sunny and 70ยบ, today it's in the thirties and raining. So glad i got outside when i did. Cincinnati is a town with some great alleys. My neighborhood of Northside in particular has some of my favorites. These alleys once saw a lot of use as back entrances to homes, but now they are largely ignored. I continue my exploration of Northside down some roads less traveled by…

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Of course, i need to get to an alley first. With the late afternoon sun providing some nice light and shadow play i found some images along the main drag of Hamilton Ave. hard to ignore. 

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I was drawn by the color combo here, almost a primary relationship (though the dress on the right is a bit green/blue). 

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Park Chili is a bit of an institution in Northside, though i must admit i have never eaten there. But i do love the architecture of this building and its classic signage. 

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As i was crouching to shoot the hood ornament on this rusty old Jaguar the car owner called out to me "Hey, why are you taking a picture of that car?" I gave him the only answer i know, "Because i'm a photographer." It seemed to satisfy him.

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This was my target alley, one i have never walked before, but had taken notice of the night before. It just seemed inviting, don't you think?

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These alleys once provide off street access to homes, but that access has mostly been sealed off, i suppose for security purposes. Driveways and gates are now walled or fenced off. 

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Old garages stand mostly unused and in disrepair. 

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Nature meets metal and loses. This old tree trunk clings to the chain link fence it grew up into as it now rots away.

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Another old garage that might now be used for storage, but is no longer used for vehicles. 

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Re-purposed Coke bottles hang is a backyard as bird feeders. 

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Northside native artwork decorates a post. A totem or a warning?

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Where there is an "in" there is also an "out" and i found a few more images on my way home from the alley shoot. 
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My parting shot for the day of the Park Cafe and now shuttered old Safe-A-Lot store. Contrails in the sky seemed a prediction of the gray, cold day to follow, but there was surely a sense of spring in the air this day.  





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