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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: The Thrill Is Gone

My Peachtree Street: The Thrill Is Gone

…the shopping craze is over. Gifts were received and given

(and I, naïve, have thought it's Jesus' birthday).

The Christmas trees lie at the curbs like fallen soldiers.

Forgotten lights still shine on trees as empty promise…

The thrill is gone.

My Peachtree Street: The Thrill Is Gone

…the shopping craze is over. Gifts were received and given

(and I, naïve, have thought it's Jesus' birthday).

The Christmas trees lie at the curbs like fallen soldiers.

Forgotten lights still shine on trees as empty promise…

The thrill is gone.

comments (17)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 28 Dec 2007, 00:28
More like the madness is slowly abating. Glad to see you made it though.
vz-nostalgia: We all made it through, Martin. It's like a desease, that starts right after Thanksgiving, and abruptly ends on December 26.
The Capitalists will be gearing up for Valentines. Not as as lucrative lucre-wise but another manufactured grab at the wallet.
The thrill is gone but that is a cool shot.
vz-nostalgia: It's amazing how the economy of a whole country depends on one holiday, Mike. I've been watching the business channel on TV on the pre-holiday days. They tracked sales almost on an hourly bases. This nearly made me to puke.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2007, 06:24
I agree with Martin and Michael, this is a very nice picture to show that 'after match' the thrill has gone ( Dear Viktor, for me it is a little difficult to express what I see in English but read between lines and you get the picture) sometimes we forget what we are 'celebrating'
vz-nostalgia: In order to read something between the lines, something should be written between the lines. smile Don't you worry, I can manage the Dutch accent (if one can manage the Southern American accent, the rest is a piece of cake) smile
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 28 Dec 2007, 07:21
I totally agree with all. I think that's why my family and I 'downgrade' more and more every year with Christmas.
vz-nostalgia: My first Christmas in the US was an absolutely shocking experience. I've never seen such a well lubricated gigantic selling mechanism that effects all levels of society at work before.
Great moody shot. Makes you feel the same as when you visit a deserted holiday resort in winter
vz-nostalgia: Good analogy, Richard.
thats a lot of lights,and as for the thrill well, short lived as allways,great photosmile
vz-nostalgia: A too long foreplay, a short-lived culmination? Is that what you're trying to say, Tim? smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2007, 12:48
Ah, gee, suks, VZ!
You could do with a visit from the good 'ole Polar Express, grumpus!
vz-nostalgia: Hey, don't blame me, Ray. I didn't invent the whole brouhaha. And then, there is a vast difference between a New Year celebration and Christmas. On other hand, why would people celebrate that another year of their life is gone and they are one year closer to the end?
I guess you're right, I am an old grumpus.
It always amazes me how Christmas decorations seem to sit so uncomfortable in their surrondings, the moment Boxing Day arrives. It is, as you say, as though the `magic` has been switched off. Your photograph really made me sit and ponder on this fact. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Well, maybe next year, before the Boxing Day, you'll sit and ponder: "Why am I getting gifts? That's not my birthday. Why am I giving gifts? That's not their birthday either". Just sit for a while and ponder an that fact.
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Dec 2007, 00:49
many shops use the term Xmas! To my mind, this is Christmas with Christ removed. mal
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I love your thought about Christmas without Christ. That's pretty damn good, as it exactly what it is, to use Christ as a pretext to achieve your goal, commercial or political.
Damn good thought, Mal.
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • 29 Dec 2007, 06:53
Like you say it, it's over ... even thought we have new year's eve to go through ! Could a promise may be empty ?

Oh ... about architects ... I know they are very strange people because one day, when I was young and so simple-minded, I married one of them smile smile smile Nobody's perfect !!

Ooouppsss ... one kiss to be forgiven smile smile
vz-nostalgia: "Could a promise be empty?" And this comes from you? You made an empty promise out of a bottle of wine! http://femmelionne.shutterchance.com/photoblog/A_table_/
About architects... I'm sorry it didn't work out, France. An architect's wife is special kind of breed, not every woman can endure the hardship of being married to so unpredictable a creature as an architect. Hope now, when you are so complex-minded, you'll pick an oh-so predictable, 9:00-5:00 type, say, accountant. It's so damn convenient.
"one kiss to be forgiven" or forgotten?
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Dec 2007, 08:57
Surely the strangest thing is that each year we come back for more - a testament to the power of blanket corporate advertising I suppose. I am definitely with the grumps on this one - no tree, no lights no vast quantities of presents and yet amazingly happy. Must have been the new filter for my camera that I treated myself too ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Good to know I'm not alone. smile
  • Shahrooz
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • 29 Dec 2007, 11:06
Hi, first time visiting here. I really enjoyed comments on photo. It is sad story...why would people celebrate that another year of their life is gone and they are one year closer to the end?

This sentence is very impressing one and there is a mysterious thought behind it...
vz-nostalgia: Well, welcome to Nostalgia, Shahrooz. If you like a good thought that goes with photography, I'd invite you to dig into my archive and read people's comments. I'm sure you'll find some jewels that speak directly to your heart.
Z
  • Roland
  • France
  • 29 Dec 2007, 15:16
Origninal in B&W ! Nice !
vz-nostalgia: Thanks Roland.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Dec 2007, 16:23
And I too, naïvely thought it was Jesus' birthday and so went with my charges to church to say so, there to find only a handful of beings who believed the same...
vz-nostalgia: You too, Jose?! I'm glad I found a brother in spirit.
  • mal
  • 31 Dec 2007, 09:21
have a great new year celebrations VZ, it has been a pleasure having you as an important part of the community here at shutter. I look forward to more great images and exchanges with you in 2008. all the best. mal
vz-nostalgia: Thanks, man. You know damn well, you're the reason why I'm here at shutter, as my reason was, if mal's here, that must be a good place to park my pictures. ha-ha-ha. More then that, yours was the first welcoming comment I received, which shocked me deeply, as your blog was next to Dave's Chromasia in my Favorites for about a year before I joined Shutter. Have a great start in 2008 yourself, my friend.
Z
  • David Bird
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 31 Dec 2007, 20:02
Lovely B&W image - It has a timeless feel to it.

All the best for 2008!
vz-nostalgia: Thanks, Dave. I wish I have a timeless feel myself, but there we go, one year off from the book of life. smile
Melancholic thoughts. You can also perhaps approach this from vestiges of the joy of expectation which will arise again? Or is that a bit wordy/worthy?
vz-nostalgia: I'd argue that thoughts are not as much melancholic here, but I was rather driven by a frustration of what became of Jesus' birthday. It makes me puke.
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