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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: She Left Without Saying Bye

My Peachtree Street: She Left Without Saying Bye

 

 

PS. On a totally unrelated subject. Sometimes, I'd look at the amount of views (usually, around a couple-three hundreds) and teh amount of comments (usually, a handful) and think: "Who are all these people who come to visit Nostalgia time after time every Friday? How nice it would be, if they'd say "hi" and introduce themselves." Would you?  Would you stop hiding behind teh concrete wall of silence?

Well, somehow it came out related to teh image after all. :-) 

My Peachtree Street: She Left Without Saying Bye

 

 

PS. On a totally unrelated subject. Sometimes, I'd look at the amount of views (usually, around a couple-three hundreds) and teh amount of comments (usually, a handful) and think: "Who are all these people who come to visit Nostalgia time after time every Friday? How nice it would be, if they'd say "hi" and introduce themselves." Would you?  Would you stop hiding behind teh concrete wall of silence?

Well, somehow it came out related to teh image after all. :-) 

comments (30)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Apr 2011, 01:58
Hi VZ.
My name is Ray.
I have a blog at mainlythai.shutterchance.com
I have a big personal website http://www.all-my-world.com
I live in Thailand, although my passport reminds me I am Australian.
Although ancient, I still work full-time.
I have numerous hobbies, and photography is one of them.
I have a large brood of grown up kids in Australia [and numerous grandkids].
I have a young wife and second brood of juvenile kids in Thailand.

More at a later time, or you could visit my photoblog and/or website to get to know me a little better.

What about you, VZ?
A miserly single entry in your photoblog each week, accompanied by narrative that often seems to be drawn from a yearning to return to the period of adolescent hormone surges, is not really revealing yourself to your buddies, is it...


[grin]
vz-nostalgia: smile
You omitted three things, Ray:
1. Your home address,
2. Your credit card account number,
and 3. Your mother's maiden name. smile

You knocked on teh wrong door, Ray. I was addressing people I never hear from. smile Your presence on Nostalgia is evident and overwhelming (to everyone's delight, I hope). smile You definitely don't hide behind teh concrete wall of silence. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 22 Apr 2011, 05:28
Now that you have provided a place to sit down perhaps the wall of silence will turn into a place of meeting. You might need more chairs given the hundreds that are behind that wall. smile
vz-nostalgia: Saturday morning. Looking at the amount of views- 136. Looking at the amount of folks who said "hi"- 18. I think there is no need for more chairs, Ms. Suzanne. smile Most people just don't give shit. smile or too shy to say hi. smile
According to shutterchances counter my most viewed picture (an out of focus b&w of a flower) has had over 28000 views and 23 comments.

I always look at your pictures Viktor and sometimes i comment. This one i like. Why do i like it you ask? (or perhaps you don't) I like it because of the smallness of the chair against those great vertical lines, i like the shadows and i like the sepia. I can imagine a small child sat there looking a little forlorn.

Have a good Easter
vz-nostalgia: 28000 views!? Oh my... Must be all fans of teh out of focus flower photography in teh world came to look at it. smile
Bill: Why do i like it you ask? (or perhaps you don't)
VZ: Sure I do. People usually come up with such unexpected and interesting reasons. smile I'm always curious to know. "Nice picture" just doesn't do it for me. smile
  • Demo
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2011, 08:39
Beautiful texture and a nice composition!
Have a nice day
vz-nostalgia: The day was nice, until I read Astrid's comment, Demo.
Nah, just kidding, of course. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Apr 2011, 11:41
Call in Houston, VZ has a problem! Or in moderns speak, he has an issue.

In the meantime you have entertained us with a great picture. Thank you for the trouble.

Just think, you get 350 comments to reply to. Mmmm. Someone else will have to prepare the food then.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Louis: Call in Houston, VZ has a problem! Or in moderns speak, he has an issue.
VZ: Have you appointed yourself Ambassador to Outer Space, Louis? smile
God knows I have no issues that you know of, less problems. smile

Louis: In the meantime you have entertained us with a great picture. Thank you for the trouble.
VZ: You don't even know how close you are in regard of the trouble. This chair was damn heavy, made out of concrete. smile

Louis: Just think, you get 350 comments to reply to.
VZ: Takes a second to say "hi" back, isn't it? smile 350:60=about 6 min. I can handle that. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2011, 13:58
By your title "She left without saying bye" obviously you are referring to those female visitors to your blog, you don't give a s%#t about males at all, otherwise you'd have titled it "They"... smile

Yeah, I know you, Viktor, just turn around and I'll be right behind you...three floors up... smile
vz-nostalgia: smile
Ti: ...obviously you are referring to those female visitors to your blog...
VZ: Assumptions... assumptions... One day they will lead you into such jungles, you'd have hard time to get out, Ti. smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2011, 14:09
beautiful image !
vz-nostalgia: I bet you passed it many times on your way to work from MARTA station, Chris. smile
  • Richard T
  • back in Leicester UK
  • 22 Apr 2011, 15:43
Believe this only if you want Viktor. I always visit your postings ... and, because of of my incomplete education, I often prefer to just sit in silence in front of your image, after hitting F11, and pretend that I have the soul ownership of your image for a short while.
Mostly, comments to people's posting are kind words and admiration. Perhaps I should comment with ''wow nice' but I don't think you'd like that.

Keep posting and remember ... no news is good news
vz-nostalgia: smile
Richard: Believe this only if you want Viktor.
VZ: I do. smile

Richard: ...because of of my incomplete education, I often prefer to just sit in silence in front of your image...
VZ: Oh, c'mon, Richard. First, I'll never believe in that. Secondly, your wit and sense of humor are plenty to entertain not only me, but all who visits Notalgia and takes the trouble reading comments. smile

Richard: ...after hitting F11, and pretend that I have the soul ownership of your image for a short while.
VZ: How do you know about F11? I discovered this button about a year ago and love to use it, while viewing pictures.

Richard: Perhaps I should comment with 'wow nice' but I don't think you'd like that.
VZ: You bet. With "wow nice" you have the right to remain silent. smile
  • ,mscherrylane
  • Australia
  • 22 Apr 2011, 16:56
ooh, i like this one!!

I also like Ray's comment about your adolescent hormonal yearnings -hit the nail on the head Ray! wink

p.s your page doesn't view well on a lil travel pc...such an ass to try and post a comment cos the verification gets cut off!
vz-nostalgia: I will let the shutter IT guys know about your trouble posting comments using a netbook, Ms. Cherrylane. Glad you made it here at all. smile Good to hear from you.
  • Suzanne
  • United States - San Francisco
  • 22 Apr 2011, 17:45
HI Viktor... I agree with Richard T - no news is good news smile Being short on witty reparte (can I even spell it?), I prefer to watch in appreciative silence. (I'm sure there is something in there about voyuerism that would satisfy your adolescent hormonal urges, but it falls into that reparte category...)
Cheers!
vz-nostalgia: :
Suzanne: ...no news is good news
VZ: Sure, but having good news is better. smile

Suzanne: Being short on witty reparte (can I even spell it?)...
VZ: From Urban Dictionary: "Departe: a party you feel like you've been at before because all the same drunk assholes are there." smile I bet this is not what you had in mind, Ms. Suzanne, though who knows. smile "Departee" is what you meant, I bet. smile
Voyeurism and the adolescent hormonal urges are definitely interconnected. smile
Still, I'd like you to step out of your appreciative voyeuristic silence from time to time to say "hi", so I would know you are still alive. smile
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2011, 17:46
Lovely shadows and tones in this wonderful image
vz-nostalgia: You like the image for all good reasons, Bandoras. smile
It is most definitely worth coming from behind the concrete wall to view and comment on your images, they always have meaning and a story/verse within them. They get your mind working....! smile
vz-nostalgia: Apparently, "mind working" thing is not for everyone, Ms. Linda. smile And I'm totally fine with that. smile
  • Alarie
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2011, 18:58
So I bought each of my small children similar brightly painted Mexican chairs in San Antonio. I love folk art! We left them in the overhead storage of the airplane on the way home. Those chairs had quite a story of travel before they were returned and served their useful lives.
vz-nostalgia: I wonder how many chairs you are talking about here, Ms. Alarie, (yes, I want to know how many small children were disappointed for not getting their chairs on time). smile
Interesting how a view of an ugly concrete sculpture of a chair triggered your memories of beautiful Mexican folk art. smile
  • eva
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Apr 2011, 20:53
Excellent comments!..please viewers keep them coming!! smile smilesmile
vz-nostalgia: smile The voice of one crying in teh wilderness. smile
  • Scott Hudgins
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2011, 20:56
I love this one. Is it really on Peachtree?
vz-nostalgia: You bet, Scott. West Peachtree, to be exact. See, I use Peachtree Street as a general concept here on Nostalgia, which includes Peachtree Street and its vicinities: West Peachtree Street, Peachtree Circle and so on (72 in total smile).
This one was taken at the MARTA Art Station. The concrete chair was probably a course work of a student of a nearby the Art Institute of Atlanta that someone dragged (for whatever reason) and abandoned not far from teh wall. I thought it might be a good idea to juxtapose teh concrete chair to teh regular structure and rich texture of teh concrete wall. Took me some sweat to drag teh damn chair to the wall. smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Apr 2011, 20:59
If I see a post from you I always check it out but it is often from a titchy little netbook or even a phone where posting a comment is a pain.

Also your pictures need time to sink in sometimes - often they evoke very mixed reactions in me!
vz-nostalgia: Nice to hear from you, Paul. Glad to know you're there, behind teh wall. smile
Love the use of lines, shadows and negative space. My only consider is that the photograph does not immediately lead me to the chair. I almost felt more comfortable if the chair were on it's side and placed camera left.
vz-nostalgia: You are right on teh money here, Ovo. I was thinking of retaking teh photograph precisely for that reason: I wanted for teh chair to be on teh left side. By teh time I managed to get to teh place (in a few weeks) the damn chair was gone. smile Who in the world had a need for this ugly sculpture I have no idea. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Apr 2011, 08:03
Okay Viktor, you asked for it and I will give you MY answer, in public.
You opened a can of worms for me, I discussed this so many times with Ginnie.

Good morning Viktor, my name is Astrid, I have a photoblog with Shutterchance and it hurts that I have no time to post at least 3 times a week.
My lack of spare time is the reason.
I am not complaining at all, for I love my job and the number of pictures I am able to post.
'Look at what you have, don't look at what you don't have' (an Astridius saying)
I always look at your pictures and I am always so eager to leave a comment, tell about my emotions that are awakened by seeing your fabulous pictures.
Sometimes I comment before I go to work, mostly before 6 in the morning.
After work, standing for 8 hours on my feet, I come home and open Shutterchance, I like to know what is going on in 'my family'....
However, the way you reply to me (and others) is turning me off.
The snotty replies you make, realy make me angry, 'we' are not allowed to say that you have a beautiful picture, 'we' always have to come up with some higher educated, philosophical words, in your comments.
Remember Viktor, English is my second language, YOURS TOO, you always write 'teh' instead of 'the', I think you do that on purpose.
I am too old to be lectured by you, what to say and to what NOT to say.
If and when I want to say, 'this is a fabulous picture' accept that and be happy.
If you want something else, go somewhere else and let us be the family I like.......
You asked, why you do not get that many comments, well, this is my answer, now you know.
(and we even met in person)
vz-nostalgia: Still good to know you are behind teh wall, despite your dislike of me, Ms. Astrid.
Yes, I do expect "higher educated, philosophical" thoughts from teh viewers. As Ms. Pixie justly said once here:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyrynology%3A_The_Elegy_in_Green_/
Nostalgia is "the oasis of intellectual thinking", and I have not a slightest interest turning it into a place of quarrels.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2011, 09:13
A fascinating photo, especially the wooden wall and its vertical lines, the diagonal shadows (I don't know where they come from), and the lonely old chair - it looks rather inviting in my view- far away from your title- interpretation.
I don't have to introduce me, you know some points about me ...one point is that I sometimes prefer to 'read' (yes, first of all, I am a reader) your photos without any title or reference to human relationships with an often erotical- sexual subsense; I like to have my own thoughts and emotions while looking at your really often beautiful- very artistic photographs.

Apropos amount of views/ comments: There is one unwritten, strong 'do-ut-des' -'law': The more you comment on other blogs, the more comments you will be getting. I'm no blogger and I like to be free and I try to be rather independent in this way ( it is not easy though).

Astrid made some fine notions, she is an honest person, and I myself find that your replies are sometimes a bit too insisting and coquetting in a bit vain or slightly arrogant way - hopefully I have not hurt you for you have not deserved such an unfriendly behaviour!
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: Apropos amount of views/ comments...
VZ: Oh jesus... why do you people hear, but not listen? Where did I say I want more comments or asked why I don't have enough of them? Just this one time I wanted to know who is behind teh wall, to meet those who come here. That's it. And even in that I failed, what a loser. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2011, 09:45
Today is Easter - and I know that the orthodox Christians are celebrating this feast this year at the same date like other Christians around the world - I wish you and your family a lovely Easter Day!
vz-nostalgia: Thanks, Ms. Philine. Hope you had a worry-free Easter.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Apr 2011, 10:48
In my opinion, it is a pseudo- question - in the most cases you might "know who is behind teh walls", e.g. yourself asked me once via mail who am I, and I answered in an honest way. I'll now leave "saying Bye" and Thank you (for a lot of beautiful photos and inspiring words). Your last replies made it easy for me to do that.
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2011, 14:51
Assumptions were based on educated guess, Viktor, they usually not very far off... smile

Things happened for certain reasons; including people's decisions to stay behind walls. Maybe intimidated by your "higher educated, philosophical" BS? smile

Now look what have you gotten yourself into this time? "You want truth? You can't handle the truth!" smile
vz-nostalgia: :
Ti: Assumptions were based on educated guess...
VZ: An educated guess and Ti... Hmmmm... Something's not right, when you put these two together. smile

Ti: Maybe intimidated by your "higher educated, philosophical" BS?
VZ: Maybe. Do I look like a "common denominator" guy to you? See. Never been, and never will be. smile

Ti: Now look what have you gotten yourself into this time?
VZ: This time? What did I do now, I haven't done before? smile

Ti: "You want truth? You can't handle the truth!"
VZ: What a bunch of BS. Truth has no need to be handled. It's an illusion, as Herr Nietzsche noted once. For some Bin Laden is a terrorist, for others he's a freedom fighter. Both think teh truth is on their side. smile When they fried Giordano Bruno on teh stake, they thought the truth was on their side. Do you know what he said to them, before he got turned into a pile of ashes? "Maiori forsan cum timore sententiam in me fertis quam ego accipiam (Perhaps you pronounce this sentence against me with greater fear than I receive it)." He thought the truth was on his side. smile
Ah, perhaps, I talk a "higher educated, philosophical" bullshit to you again. smile
Non sempre è facile commentare. A volte credo che un commento possa disturbare. E' così bello guardare e assaporare le emozioni suscitate dalle immagini. Per me poi l'ostacolo grande è la lingua. Bella foto! Eheheheh
vz-nostalgia: Ah, Ms. Steffi. In teh Age of Google it doesn't really matter what language you will write on. smile Good to hear from you as always.
  • eva
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Apr 2011, 20:00
I come to Nostalgia precisely for your challenging thought-provoking words I wouldn't come otherwise! , and I believe that is why people like to comment regularly on your images...some will take offense but you can’t please them all!...;-)
vz-nostalgia: Ms. Eva... a lonely voice again... a brave soul you are to step against the "family". smile Do not forget to put your bulletproof vest on next time you come to shutter. smile
are u missing comments? what for? popularity? do u have enough time to answer to all of them?a glance here its the silent way of admiration and interest for your images.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Ms. Delia... "Et tu Brute?" Where did I say that I miss comments?
On other hand, I see nothing wrong with people sharing thoughts. That's what blogs are for, to exchange ideas and thoughts, right? At least, that's how I see it for Nostalgia, but not for showering each other with them, praises. Oh no, not here. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 26 Apr 2011, 23:24
Knock knock
This is the night owl knocking on the wall of silence...if you do not hear this knocking, please look above, I'm resting on the highest branch at that hour when even time falls asleep. See? That's me! I've left you a kiss hanging on the wall as I always do grin
I like this wall...maybe I'll sit there embrassed by the shadows until the night comes again...
vz-nostalgia: Hahahahaha.... Oh, you are so funny, Ms. Reis. You always are. smile A good laugh is exactly what I need right now after a tough day in teh office. smile "A kiss hanging on teh wall..." Oh my, how sweet of you. smile What a metaphor.
Don't be embarrased by the shadows, they are your friends. smile
  • elaine
  • France
  • 1 May 2011, 17:41
great light and minimalist compo! teh chair looks so small smile
vz-nostalgia: Would you like to have a seat, Ms. Elaine? smile
I think they are merely lurking around in safety, because the giant anvil of litterary pretentiousness is looming above, ready to fall on their toes, if the intensity of the metaphorical arbitrariness or popular citations drops to the unimaginative level of the commoners, who just come to look at photographs. I could be completely wrong, of course. Most often I am. smile
vz-nostalgia: Being right or being wrong is a matter of your own convictions, Thomas. smile You got to decide this for yourself. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a. (still)
  • 20 May 2011, 03:44
I've been walking around that chair and still not sure if I want to seat there or not...very inviting chair but sometimes I feel like saying 'no thanks' smile

My name is not important, let's just it be k.a.
my place would be anywhere where English is accesible to be spoken or learned...
I think as all the other "nostalgia" visitors..I'm also a nostalgic person...who needs to stop from while and then to re-think, re-feel, and why not apreciate the art of a hidden artist...

I feel ok behind the wall of concrete but I can't say I'm silently behind it hahaha

ps.- all my thumbs up for this picture and inviting caption mr VZ
vz-nostalgia: :
KA: I've been walking around that chair and still not sure if I want to seat there or not...very inviting chair but sometimes I feel like saying 'no thanks'
VZ: What do you think might happen, if you take a seat on this chair, Ms. KA? What are your fears? If “sometimes” you feel like saying “no thanks”, does it mean that other times you feel like saying “yes, thank you very much”?

KA: My name is not important, let's just it be k.a.
VZ: If it’s not important for you, it has no importance for me as well. MS. KA is fine with me. smile

KA: my place would be anywhere where English is accesible to be spoken or learned...
VZ: That could be anywhere in the world, then. smile

KA: I think as all the other "nostalgia" visitors..I'm also a nostalgic person...who needs to stop from while and then to re-think, re-feel, and why not apreciate the art of a hidden artist...
VZ: 1. I doubt that “all” Nostalgia visitors are have a nostalgic personality. One has to pass through a load of crap to really know what true nostalgia is. smile 2. A “hidden artist”? Are you talking about me? I don’t hide, Ms. KA. Quite opposite, my art is open to anyone who’s willing to dive a bit deeper and is not afraid to share his/her thoughts/feelings. smile

KA: I feel ok behind the wall of concrete but I can't say I'm silently behind it Hahaha
VZ: Well, keep doing what you’re doing, if you feel comfortable with that, Ms. KA. smile
Truly a very arty and poetic one Viktor. Love the patterns here echoeing the shadows. Alignment at its best.
vz-nostalgia: Everything is arty and poetic on Nostalgia, Ms. Flo. smile Good to see you here again.
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