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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: The Boxing Gym

My Peachtree Street: The Boxing Gym

Possibly,  the last one in Atlanta that is still in business. 

My Peachtree Street: The Boxing Gym

Possibly,  the last one in Atlanta that is still in business. 

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Sep 2009, 01:08
Extraordinary!

One of the most recognisable of all faces.
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: One of the most recognisable of all faces.
VZ: Could be, Ray, but it's not why I took the picture. smile
A fitting mural, for the greatest. Lovely PP and colour tones.
vz-nostalgia: Those are not murals, fotografa, but the paintings on the plywood sheets nailed to the exterior wall of the gym. I'm surprised they survived the Atlanta summer heat for so long.
Excellent shot,Viktor;
but I've never understood that "sport"...
Good day!
vz-nostalgia: There is not much to understand in that sport, Ms. Isabel. Two guys try to damage each other's brains by beating the crap out of each other for the money. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 18 Sep 2009, 14:55
am curious why this is one of the last in business? recession problems? although you would think people who box would be quite fanatical about it, and keep it up no matter what (not that i've ever boxed, or ever will...so i don't know what i'm talking about smile
strong image!
vz-nostalgia: Maybe it's time to joind the gym, Ms. Eliza, if only to learn what you were talking about here. smile
Nice to see he is still thought of VZ.
vz-nostalgia: The circle of thought gets smaller and smaller, Ron.
looks like mohamed ali smile i like this
vz-nostalgia: looks like Muhammad Ali, because it is, Rafael. smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2009, 16:52
clay on clay power
noble warrior's glare
Ali
vz-nostalgia: that's a brilliant thought, Patrick. Both clays went through the fire and got much stronger as a result. smile
Hard to think of a more loved figure from the sporting world. So sad to see his decline.
vz-nostalgia: I think he did more good outside the ring than he did inside, Bill. His input into the Civil Rights movement, the fight against the war in Vietnam is hard to overrate.
The photograph, though, is not about him. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Sep 2009, 19:42
A great man there Vik - a legend
vz-nostalgia: The most recognizable American in the world, Chris.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Sep 2009, 22:45
Still an icon for the sport - very nostalgic.
vz-nostalgia: I do feel a bit of nostalgia every time I pass this declining gym, Mike.
Love the mood you've captured here...
vz-nostalgia: How would you describe this mood, Nadia?
Well seen Viktor, surprising!
vz-nostalgia: What did you find surprising here, Xavi?
nice one Victor, the red brickwork adds so much to this smile
vz-nostalgia: of all the people, I knew exactly who will pay attention to the brickwork, Tim. smile
vz-nostalgia: The second we hit the post button, our control over people's perception of our image is over. Sometimes, I attempt to retain it through the use of words, a short sketch or a title, but for the most part it is out of our hands.
Nostalgic and bittersweet would be very good words to describe the mood I tried to convey here. You didn't misread it, Ms. Nadia. You are fine-tuned to Nostalgia. smile
Oh I like this. Nice capture!
vz-nostalgia: what caught your attention here, Maimuna?
Looking at your shot I just remember his greatness and his words : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebu0OBa1pus
vz-nostalgia: smile A true recipe for life, Ms. Delia. smile
Reminds me of the song by Little Feat 'Oh, Atlanta'

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