Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: Lines, October 22, 2019

Hollywood cranes 2Hollywood cranes crop_edited-1These photographs were taken way back in the previous century. They show the view that my apartment in Hollywood afforded me. The bay windows offered one a lovely vista of east Hollywood, in all its old stucco glory. Of course, these cranes were witnesses of and participants in the gentrification of Hollywood. Most of the groovy, rundown buildings are gone, replaced by bigger, flashier fareHollywood Crane 3

When I first moved to Yucca Street, people were smoking crack on the doorstep of my apartment building. By the time I relocated to Maryland, over a dozen years later, Hollywood had become a swinging hot spot with fancy boutiques and trendy bars, glitzy hotels and expensive restaurants. One old restaurant, Musso and Frank’s was always expensive.

I scanned these photos with my HP Envy 5055 printer. I love that printer. I got it for a really sweet price online at Best Buy. Free, next day delivery. You can’t beat that. At any rate, I’ve dug them out of the archives in order to participate in one of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges. This one is lines.


#Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges #CFFC #Lines

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

2 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenges: Lines, October 22, 2019

    1. I have an HP Envy 5055. I got it for only $50 plus tax from Best Buy. I even got free delivery and next day delivery. I bought over the Internet, so I didn’t even have to go to the store. It was recommended to me by a person at HP technical support. It wasn’t a salesman. He told me that it was very good for photographers, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. They even have this high-tech service that mails you printer ink whenever you start to run low. Nice.

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