Sometimes I take a picture because it has elements that show what a place was like then, when I pull it up, it seems blah. That happened with this one:
Since I was up anyway, thanks to jet lag and a hungry cat, I started to play with this in Topaz Studio 2. Doing artsy stuff fits with Arles, since it is where many of the impressionists came to work, argue and drink.
Two different views from the middle of the same road (but at different intersections, and in different years) near where my sun used to live in Weifang, China. Because the street was so wide I often wound up having to wait for another walk light in the middle.
Different ages and architecture styles looking up Columbia Street.
Similar view climbing Columbia during the blue hour to catch our bus.
Our favorite watering hole is on Post Alley.
Passage to the waterfront.
Pike Street runs through Washington State Convention Center.
Freeway Park is a pleasant way to cross over I5 which runs through downtown.
I used to go downtown pretty often. Of late I take the whopping 20 minute bus ride two or three times a year. This past weekend I attended a conference downtown so went in twice. That takes me to above my annual average this year.
Shanghai is the biggest busiest City I have ever been in. When I saw Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week: All about Cities:Skylines to Streets, it came immediately to mind since both its skylines and its streets are distinctive.
Preparing herbs and spices for sale…in the street.
Passing the time of day.
An alley in the tourist section.
In Shanghai the river is a major component of transportation, and life. View of Pudong from the Huangpu river.
View of the Huangpu River and Pudong.
Looking down and out at rooftops and skyscrapers shows the variety of buildings.
Tall buildings peeking over the wall of flowers separating the street from the Bund and a man using a twig broom.
Street in an older part of town, shops and vendors narrow the street to where two cars can barely pass.