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Sunday, December 9, 2007

More from Devon Avenue

I'm sorry but I just have to break the one-photo-a-day rule because yesterday's trip down Devon Avenue definitely had me feeling like I had traveled from my own city as Eliane (of NYC daily photo) mentioned in her comment on yesterday's photo of men's kurta fashions. I just have to share more of this wonderful neighborhood with you---so bear with me, and I promise to go back to the one-a-day tomorrow...
Beaded and embroidered ladies shoes inside a ladies clothing shop
Sancks at the grocery store...
A sign inside a beauty salon...
And lastly, a photo from the sidewalk...hope you enjoyed them!

15 comments:

  1. It also happens in some European cities, and actually the trend is growing, but in the US is quite amazing what you may find, should you walk around big cities. Never forgot a saying from an American lawyer based in NYC that I met once in 1982: «provided that you have money, you're within ten minutes from everything that is left in the world...».
    Have a great week!

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  2. Your photos demonstrate what is wonderful about large urban centers. I think our society is getting so much more interesting with the influx of more immigrants from other parts of the world.

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  3. Kate is absolutely in right and I loved these shots

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  4. this is very clost to my motherinlaws place and I always feel like I have been around the world and back. You got some GREAT shots....nice job.

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  5. Hi B. C. I remember driving down Devon Ave once a week on my way to school. It was always fun to see all the stores. Now I'm wondering why I never stopped the car and poked around!

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  6. I love the photos and gmg's quote but the guy who said it obviously has never been to PNG

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  7. Nice photos of an interesting area - it must seem a (short) trip to a far away place.

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  8. Hi b.c.! Yes..."grin,grin"...who got the worst deal?

    A nice week on your blog! Did you see my Southall shots from back in the Summer? ##230-242. That's the Punjabi area near London.

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  9. so cool and colourful, those shoes are delightful. We also have Indian areas in most South African cities where the shops and streets have a completely different feel, a more vibrant eclectic atmosphere, I love it

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  10. Great city shots showing the diversity.

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  11. Awesome pics. One of the great things about Chi-town is that it is composed of lots of ethnic neighborhoods just like this one. When I was a kid growing up there it was mostly European's who fled WWII or communism seeking a better life. Now it is Mid-east, Southwest Asian and Asian's coming to our shores, not to mention our southern neigbors.

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  12. Thank you GMG, Kate, Fabrizio, Neva, Annie, Jules, Wendy, Chuckeroon, Sam, Northbay and Dan!

    Welcome to Chicago, Jules!

    Annie, maybe next time you're in town, you'll get a chance to go down Devon and check things out.

    Neva, it is so cool to know you and I get to see the same things and places...

    Chuckeroon, I'll be coming over to check out your photos of that section of London that is similar to this...(and haha! yes I wonder which is the better "gift"...)

    It was great fun taking these photos and reading all your thoughtful comments...

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  13. The rules are there to break them. ;)
    Love your pics. And now, i am left wondering what a "mehendi cone" could be... Sorry, you'll have to go back and find out. ;)

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  14. It's like a mini Bombay. Glad you put more than one pic!

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  15. Thanks, Eliane and Web-Oj,

    and oh yes, you can be sure I'm going back to the salon! I don't think I'll be getting the henna though (that's what the mehendi cone is used for) but I think I'll go get a fruit facial (I asked about it...)

    Web-Oj, I thought you especially might enjoy these photos! I'm glad you liked them!

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