Sunday, March 02, 2008
Vive la Différence
The first picture came in the mail from a real estate company that does business in this area.
The picture was taken circa 1921 and shows a northerly view from a major intersection located (very) close to where I live. (The ‘hood where my “peeps” and I hang. Okay, I know that was so un-cool – couldn’t help myself.)
The second picture shows this same intersection today.
Quite the difference, huh? Incredible.
Same hill but with a completely different sort of civilization or way of life built around it.
I could wax nostalgic about the good old days but despite my advancing years, I WAS NOT BORN IN 1921.
Progress. Wring your hands and shake your head at the changes but people need both somewhere to live and all those “extras” that go with the sort of living we do these days. You know, things like groceries, gas, clothes, manicures, pedicures, massages, fast food, drugs, etc.
One thing remains the same. That hill can be a bitch to climb in the icy winter months.
(And, no, I am not in the picture. Trust me. I looked. Unless…hey, is that my little red car heading east???)