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photoblog image City Contrasts: Rich vs. Poor

City Contrasts: Rich vs. Poor

 

Oh, the glitter and the misery of a big city.

The Midtown Atlanta luxury hotel Four Seasons looks down on its less fortunate neighbor, a rundown out of business Mexican restaurant.

I looked. I laughed, and I said:  "To me you look like an overpriced chimney, Mr. Luxury Hotel".

City Contrasts: Rich vs. Poor

 

Oh, the glitter and the misery of a big city.

The Midtown Atlanta luxury hotel Four Seasons looks down on its less fortunate neighbor, a rundown out of business Mexican restaurant.

I looked. I laughed, and I said:  "To me you look like an overpriced chimney, Mr. Luxury Hotel".

comments (20)

Indeed, the contrast is very clear in your photo! Very clever!
vz-nostalgia: Well, that's the point of this series, Jose, to look for a good contrast in an urban environment. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Oct 2008, 00:57
Your laughter is infectious, VZ!

Brilliant pictorial comment.
vz-nostalgia: The best thing is, Ray, there is no vaccine against laughter as of yet. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 21 Oct 2008, 02:35
LOL at your comment... and kudos for the composition and choice of tone.
vz-nostalgia: smile The composition and the tone was a no brainer, Larry, as well as the comment. All came naturally. smile
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 21 Oct 2008, 03:48
I really like this one. Old and new, rich/poor. Beauty and the beast - but which is which? Excellent composition.
vz-nostalgia: hmmm...beauty and the beast... Which is which is not even a question for mere here. smile
My first thoughts were chimney! I like the contrast, I wonder what it would look like with the Sepia being faded out as you go up?
vz-nostalgia: Well, Nig, I'll try to take another shot on an especially foggy morning and see how it looks as the Four Seasons fades into a fog. I'm afraid the chimney effect will be lost, but I feel the photograph overall might look more sophisticated. smile
You';ve certainly captured it all very well here Vik
vz-nostalgia: I think you're right, Chris. I certainly did. smile
I don't think I'd like to spend the night in either place!
vz-nostalgia: I assume for different reasons, Ian. A couple of nights in the Four Seasons might cost you your monthly mortgage. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 08:23
I know which will have more character and atmosphere, but also which I would prefer to sleep in ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Would you like to share it with us, Mike? smile
Nice picture, nice contrast, nice comment. It really seems the chimney of the old house!!!
I know I amb very "straight" in my pictures, but why did you choose to take it not vertical?
vz-nostalgia: smile Oh, Ms. Berta, I have no idea why I decided not to take it vertical. Sometimes you just feel the right composition without even thinking about it. But other times, I would spend lots of time composing the shot and it still doesn't feel right.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Oct 2008, 11:18
Yes, an impressive pic!- reflecting a serious theme/ problem all over the world - combined with a funny remark! We have some possibilities to unmask that misery: especially political-social engagement, but your photograph and humour are other ones...- and which possibilites do we have to alter that gulfs and social injustices.. ? That is the question!
vz-nostalgia: Looks like the asnwer to all your questions till recent times was that the free market will take care of everything, it will self-regulate any ailments of society. That was until the free market hit the holy place of capitalism, the Wall Street, and hit it really hard. Now they think that after all, socialism is not such a bad thing, when it applied only for the rich. smile
  • FLOOG
  • The Utopia of my heart
  • 21 Oct 2008, 16:12
Love the way the Hotel appears to be the chimney to it's neighbor.


I'll save my pennies for the hotel room I think smile
vz-nostalgia: I'm afraid with our pennies we'll be better off staying home, floog. smile
Once real people stayed in the old house but real people will never stay in the hotel.
vz-nostalgia: How so, Bill? Who stays in the hotel nowadays do you think, fakies? Where do you usually stay when you travel?
Fakies...what a good word. I've met a lot of them.
vz-nostalgia: Did you? interesting...wonder at what point a real person turns into a fakie.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2008, 22:45
Love your comment!

You're right, it does look like an expensive chimney. Cleverly taken smile
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Ms. Ellie. smile
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 22 Oct 2008, 09:44
such a clever idea!
vz-nostalgia: totally agree with you, Arash. smile
  • Harv
  • UK
  • 22 Oct 2008, 10:34
Cool tones. Nice contrast.
vz-nostalgia: smile I see you're in a hurry today, Harv. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Oct 2008, 14:57
smile I love the contrast and the story with it.
vz-nostalgia: Then, we're in agreement, Ms. Scarlet, as I do too. smile
lol Victor,love the angle and contrast smile very good mateysmile
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Mr. Hitchins.
  • Jincong
  • China
  • 29 Oct 2008, 21:46
Haha, it looks like the picture is trying to say: "rich comes out from the poor." An American dream...
vz-nostalgia: You put a fresh perspective on this picture, Jincong. It never occurred to me to look at the image at this angle. smile
that last line made me chuckle smile you find the most brilliant objects to combine smile
vz-nostalgia: I think it's the other way around, MS. Julie. They find me. smile
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