As a kid I was fascinated by the city— her industry, her buildings, her transportation network, her people, her smells. I was fascinated with the mom & pop corner stores, the neighborhood shopping districts, the neighborhood theaters. The city’s decay and ruin, her smells, and especially its paradoxes, beckoned me … still do … still am.
My hope is that the images populating Urban Paradoxes will reflect that fascination, and even better, stir up your memories of, and fascination with, the city.
“A Mysterious Playground” — My memories as a young child living in Baltimore in the 50s.