loving the art of photography, part uno

now i am no pro pix taker, have no elaborate equipment, setups, tripods, or gadgets just two eyes, passion, and many years of exposure (pun intended) to other photographers whilst in the enployment of a camera store owner worker with fun and gorgeous co-workers. one slow sunday afternoon at the mall location i pickup a book and began reading which happened to be a short 175 pages yet chuck full of pictures, pictures many people would never dream of snapping, no friends, family, weddings, car cruises, nor boat races.

what is the name of this book you ask?  the art of seeing by the eastman kodak company.  you know those guys that made picture taking fun for everyone just like henry ford made cars for everyone.

the book was written at a time when film, yes film, was still the king, digital was on a distant horizon.  since today is the 4th of july a to celebrate freedom and independence i thought i would exercise (pun intended) my freedom and independence and go for a long walk around my home, vancouver, washington.  the journey began passing a vintage clothing store jazz emitting at low volume from within, this set the stage making me feel i was walking back in time.  following are pictures of that walk about ( some pictures require the passing over of the cursor for caption):

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vauldville once reigned here in vancouver, movies and the deco style movie theater here is from the golden age of movies. love the projectore here
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city urban art. rains a lot here so what better homage to the wet stuff, eh?
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murals on building sides, love ’em even though the dumpster are there
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esther short park once was popular then fell to the popular addict then rose from the ashes and today is a family hot spot. concerts, wading pools, and space to relax
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at the north entrance an monument the pioneer mother
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plenty of tall shady trees to snuggle under, to park your chair and write or read the latest garrison keillor book
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on the se corner of the park, near those wadding pools, a glockenspiel clock. fun and entertaining method to watch time pass by.
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the round building center is the smith tower apartments built in 1965 for the elderly and is the tallest building in vancouver so…
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