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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: Sun Dies Over Peachtree

My Peachtree Street: Sun Dies Over Peachtree

In memoriam to the Strarbucks cafe across the street from our office, which didn't survive the hardships of recent times and closed its doors not long ago. That fact puts so many of my friends from the office into a depressive state of mind twice a day- at 10 am and 3 pm. What about the office coffee, you may ask. "Well, office coffee is for the masses", my colleague has recently noted. I suppose we all feel we belong to the elite, when we sip that $4 cup of Grande latte.  

My Peachtree Street: Sun Dies Over Peachtree

In memoriam to the Strarbucks cafe across the street from our office, which didn't survive the hardships of recent times and closed its doors not long ago. That fact puts so many of my friends from the office into a depressive state of mind twice a day- at 10 am and 3 pm. What about the office coffee, you may ask. "Well, office coffee is for the masses", my colleague has recently noted. I suppose we all feel we belong to the elite, when we sip that $4 cup of Grande latte.  

comments (20)

A lot to see here, I like it...
vz-nostalgia: Take your time. I don't charge for looking, Ms. Gina. smile
Nice colour, a bar and coffee shop, could stay there all daysmile
vz-nostalgia: I was waiting, if anyone will notice the absurdness of this jaxtaposition, Nig. You got it. smile
It feels like a film still from a broadway musical type of film. Actually it's an interesting angle, almost on the floor. I'm not sure $4coffees give one a sense of 'elitism' or just reinforces the 'American Dream' of the possibility of attaining stature. Bring your own. share. Swap.
vz-nostalgia: Maybe i should switch to shooting movies, Ms. Jamoula. smile I believe too much of Bergman, Kurosawa and Tarkovsky in one's youth can do this to a person. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Feb 2009, 09:16
sad news- unbelievable- and what Ginnie might say? - But an extraordinary pic with all the reflections and a grandious red! Starbucks advertising office could get interesting in your photo!
vz-nostalgia: unbelievable? Companies go out of business in the US left and right nowadays, Ms. Philine. I bet Starbucks will not be bailed out by the US government, if it files for bancruptsy. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2009, 09:52
Great perspective and colours Viktor. Isn't there anywhere else you can get coffee? I hesitate to describe what Starbucks serves as coffee - I don't think I have ever had a decent cup there!
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: oh, there are plenty of places to get a good cup of coffee here, Ms. Ingrid, but one has to walk a block or two and that's where the problem is. Most folks don't like to walk in America. smile
he he
good story to go with it
the wrong colour for the background (not green) really kicks the story home
Cheers
Rob
vz-nostalgia: smile cheers, Rob.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Feb 2009, 13:50
Great shot Viktor - I'm no fan of Starbucks coffee, but I have to admit its usually better than office coffee.
vz-nostalgia: well, to be fair, there is one advantage to the office coffee, Mike: it's free. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2009, 14:07
LOL, that's one of the more unusual sunset shots I have seen. Nice way to commercialize this natural spectacle smile
vz-nostalgia: hahaha That's my response to all the cheesy sunsets out there, Martin. smile
Wonderful colours and composition V.
I tend to avoid Starbucks ... I find Costa coffee in Waterstones (national bookshop chain) pretty ok ... Especially as we are allowed to browse books from the retail shelves whilst sipping the coffee. ( just don't drip coffee on them.)

richard
vz-nostalgia: why would anyone tend to avoid Starbucks, Richard? they play good jazz, the atmosphere inside is... what's the word I'm looking for here, yuppie-esque(?)... smile
This is western civilisation: 21st century style Vik
vz-nostalgia: oh, i don't know, Chris. The 21st century has just started. Look how much the western civilization has changed during the last 50 years. I guess we ain't seen nothing yet. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 24 Feb 2009, 16:48
vz-nostalgia: "The Rise and Fall of Starbucks". Might be a good title for a BBC TV series. smile
Everyone is tightening their belts in this country, Ms. Suzanne (with few exceptions, of course).
Sad to think of the lost jobs, but what they sell here is undrinkable muck!
vz-nostalgia: Really? Wonder if rainy weather in England has something to do with it. smile
so what do u guys do for elite coffe now
vz-nostalgia: I don't know, Ms. Toun. I don't drink coffee anymore. smile
brilliant shot Victor, love the angle/colour/comp well actually all of itsmile
vz-nostalgia: except for coffee, Tim? Looks like you guys are not big fans of Starbucks coffee over there in England. smile
Colours and compo'..Great shot.
vz-nostalgia: colours and compo... is that all it needs to qualify for a great shot, Ron? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Feb 2009, 14:13
Diagonals work or me, VZ.

So does the colour.

So does the demise of the over-priced faux-coffee outlet.
vz-nostalgia: there should be something that doesn't work here, Ray. Think harder. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Feb 2009, 16:54
A business opportunity - relieve the colleaugues of the depression by providing luxury coffee - you don't a starbucks set-up to do that.

Great catch of the sundown.
vz-nostalgia: smile when I finish with architecture, I might consider moving into brewing coffee for yuppies, Louis. smile
Your starbucks looks much more appealing than my local one.
vz-nostalgia: It's what inside that counts, Nathan, don't judge the book by its cover. smile
Uhhhh, Viktor....this is very close to being a sunset image, metaphorically (for Starbucks) if not chronilogically. Be careful about where this might lead you. Is the reflected building your office? Well seen: cheers!
vz-nostalgia: this is the closest I can step my foot on sunsets, Alan. smile
The reflection is of a next door building, a law firm.
  • AuroreG
  • France
  • 16 Jun 2009, 20:52
Stuning colors and wondreful reflections ! I like it !!
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