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photoblog image My Peachtree Street:  Forgotten Birthday

My Peachtree Street: Forgotten Birthday

"Forgive them Father for they know not what they do"   Luke 23:34

This is a logical follow up to this shot

http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/My_Peachtree_Street:_The_Thrill_Is_Gone_/

My Peachtree Street: Forgotten Birthday

"Forgive them Father for they know not what they do"   Luke 23:34

This is a logical follow up to this shot

http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/My_Peachtree_Street:_The_Thrill_Is_Gone_/

comments (11)

Good with with the DOF!
vz-nostalgia: To produce a good DOF is easy, Martin. To catch the feel of sorrow is much more challenging.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2008, 07:22
Great DOF here Viktor, love the brown of the leaves, I wonder which birthday did you forget, I hardly can imaging YOU forget anything, have a nice weekend.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I thought it's pretty clear it's Jesus' birthday I talk about here.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2008, 13:14
First I thought VZ is crazy (sorry!), but looking at your former pic from 28th december (with a very good introduction!) I understand well! Quite more beautiful than this (traditional "Happy Birthday"-) decoration is the supermodern architecture of Atlanta, wow, the very impressive (I'm afraid the old Greek Gods would have said: what a mankind, obsessed by hybris!)buildings, literal sky-scrappers, are the true ornaments and monuments of the Peachtree Street (what a lovely oldfashioned name like from an old novel!) The rest of an autumn- tree can be seen, too. The pic is artificially composed- with escalating diagonals and a pyramid-form, see also the sky- a combination of new and old! Your Bible-quotation may be a bit blasphemical, but I forgive you thinking of your allusions!
vz-nostalgia: Well, maybe you were not so much far off in your first thought, Philine. Ha-ha-ha.
I would agree with you, we often are obsessed (possessed) with hubris, and not only in the field of architecture.
You're right, the name Peachtree does have this lost feel of a sentimental value. It's a central street that runs through the whole city. I hope it won't be renamed to a Bush Boulevard or a Clinton Avenue in the future.
I'm gratefull for your forgivness, dear, but I still think people have no idea what they did to Christmas by converting it to the biggest commercial event of the year. That's why I think my quote from the Bible in this context is appropriate.
  • A Doubter
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2008, 20:04
With a bow and garland we celebrate the holiday.. A rebirth? When placed upon the grill... a cage over the tomb entrance... we celebrate not the rebirth … but the entombment of our awakening... we prefer our hubris... our banal lives.. And the rituals we have learned.
vz-nostalgia: Hey Doubter, you're onto something here. I like the way you think. Except, the rituals... we haven't learned them, we invented them.
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 22 Feb 2008, 22:38
Hmm, makes you think.
vz-nostalgia: Ha. Not many folks prefer this route, Ellie. I'm glad you do. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2008, 02:27
Viktor, as I've mentioned before on my posts on your blog, there are times when I like to mull your images over. I've been mulling this one over for a day or so.

What I find so rich are the buildings and red bowed garland that SCREAM for attention, while the dead leaves of the tree is sort of an after-thought. In the context of your title, it is powerfully symbolic.
vz-nostalgia: Not exactly in the line of my thought, Kathryna, but it is perfectly all right. If we all were thinking the same thought, the world would flood with boredom.
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • 23 Feb 2008, 08:22
A so little decoration for a so imposing background ... As an idea of what we really are and what we think we are ... Oh my God, help me to keep my big english mouth shut until I know the right words to say smilesmilesmilesmile
vz-nostalgia: You are always welcome to open your loud French mouth, dear, if you run out of the right words in English. smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2008, 05:44
Wow - what an unusual picture. Something about how you did the DOF gives this a very visually engaging feel.
vz-nostalgia: I'm only happy to engage you, dear, at least visually. smile
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 24 Feb 2008, 08:26
well said VZ in your answer to Philine, as for your image well it certainly deliverers, the background looks unrealsmile
vz-nostalgia: Can you imagine how it feels to pass this unreal view by every day on the way to work! smile
Philine is a clever lady, I like answering her comments.
We may dream of going upwards but on the soil we remain... ;o)
vz-nostalgia: ...and in the soil we will remain.
"Those born to crawl will never fly", said Russian classic Maxim Gorky.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Feb 2008, 16:16
I thought you had made up the name Peachtree Steet and thought of it just like Philine. I'm so glad it's real within the context you use it.

In this image it looks to me as though the skyscrapers full of people have taken the place of or taken over from the spires that pointed to heaven and kept us mindful of a man who taught us how to go about life and not least, to love our neighbour as ourselves. Just imagine what kind of a place our world would be if we could all do that. Nowadays, it's just love ourselves because we're worth it!

A perfect sequel Viktor.
Have you studied semiotics?
vz-nostalgia: I maybe have wild fantasies in my head, but I'm not that smart to come up with the Peachtree Street as my imaginary world, Jose. Ha-ha-ha. I'll make a PDF from GoogleMap of the area I shoot My Peachtree and will mail it to you.
To love ourselves because we're worth it is not the most horrible thing to do, dear. We kill each other in the name of God. What a hypocricy this is.

I haven't studied semiotics, but one of my friends did. She just recently finished her doctorate in semiotics, and I was laughing at her: "How in the world you're going to make a living with a degree in simeotics, dear?"
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