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Monday, May 25, 2009

Zen Monday: #50


Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo's about.

As I post each new Zen Monday photo, I'll add a label to last week's to identify it if necessary (and if I know what it is).

Update 6/1/09: As Anonymous notes in the comments, this is a storage facility on
Locust just west of Allen on the north side of the street.

36 comments:

TallTchr said...

This photo reminds me of a friend from Chicago who moved to Durango. When Coloradans asked her, gloatingly, what she thought of the mountains, she'd say: "I don't like them; they block the view."

Ineke said...

i see deserted houses/buildings. Due to the crisis (can you tell i had a hard day?) everyone left while they still could.

Anonymous said...

This photo reminds me so much of my philosophical studies, something that seems so promising when viewed from afar - but actually the closer you get, the more fake it is. Sometimes reality can be blocked by something that at first glance seems "prettier". When, in fact, reality is maybe a bit more gritty but so much more than expected.

Clear as muc?

Trish said...

Hollywood has gone mad---even where there are mountains they are painting them in for appearances!

Susan C said...

Truth is an illusion.

Ted Thompson said...

When, after...years of use, the marble steps...become worn, they are not replaced or rebuilt, but covered for protection with plates of corrugated iron.

Desiree said...

Gosh, how fun is this? I can't wait to find out where it is...

J+P said...

Methinks I seen a Coyote down that thar road … Meep-meep!—Signed, ACME Comments

Vanda said...

It's very practical: You can see the painted mountains even when the smog obscures the real ones.

Laurie said...

John had the same idea I had! (meep meep!)

Great shot, P.

Pascal Jim said...

Large Art...I like it... and where is the location?
I'm reminded of the Paramount Mountain Painting, which obscured the RKO Studio globe between the properties...on the Western Street at Paramount..

Rosie said...

This is a mirage...
Gosh I would so love to be in a place like this right now!
Come on Petrea, come and rescue me... take me to your Zen Monday place... please...

marley said...

Road trip to the flat mountains!

EV said...

looks like a hollywppd movie set. Check out my blog and tag on to it.

Renee said...

I want to know what's on the other side of the wall.... and appearantly everyone else did and went to check since there are no cars or people.

kimbundance said...

This photo reminds me that there's always simplicity to every hardship. The structures on the side seem serious but the painting and the mountains just remind you that everything is ok and that life is meant to be enjoyed and beautiful whether in a painting or in actuality.

J+P said...

Ceci n'est pas une montagne

-K- said...

I needed something entertaining like this after reading the sad story on Laurie's blog. Sometimes the little things help just as much as the bigger things.

Casper said...

Lincoln Ave business park, I reckon. . .

mustangboy said...

I feel like following the yellow brick road.

Lakin Khan said...

must be lunch-time at the OK Corral.

(soundtrack courtesy of Donovan:
"first there is a mountain then there is no mountain then there is....")

Petrea said...

Wow, such varied takes on this one. I've really enjoyed the comments today. As per usual, I'll leave it a mystery for now and post the location when I post next week's Zen Monday shot. It's Pasadena, though, not Hollywood or Durango...

Thank you all! A warm welcome to the new commenters and followers. I hope you'll stick around.

Jean Spitzer said...

Potemkin horizon? I'm really curious to know where this was.

Petrea said...

I keep waiting for someone who works there to show up and talk about it. I was amazed when I saw it, it's right there in plain sight. Funny how running around with a camera makes you get out of the car and peek into places you drive right by all the time. Check back here next Monday and I will have updated the post with the location.

Ashok kumar said...

How its possible mountain near the water near desert after that some plants.


It might be came into your dream.


Ashok

Clifford Beshers said...

Exquisite photo, Petrea.

Chef E said...

My first thought was the economy has really hit us that so many shops, businesses are becoming vacant. Jobs being lost right and left, in spite of the beauty that lay all around...

Found you through blogs of note...

Ms M said...

"We're on a road to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that ride to nowhere
We'll take that ride..."
-Talking Heads

Petrea said...

Thank you, Cliff, I appreciate that.

Hi Chef E, welcome! I'm glad you happened by.

Ms. M., that tune is going to be in my head all day. That's a good thing. I often get songs stuck in there but it's usually the Archies or a commercial jingle.

Boomka said...

Haha that looks like a movie set! So fantastic. I agree it totally looks like an ACME sort of backdrop. Great pic!

Lady J said...

To me it seems to be a a business park or apt complex. Either way it would be a lovely scene to see everyday.

It also reminds me of some Hollywood stage prop.

Kate G said...

A blank canvas can be found anywhere...
Also reminds me of some of the vintage advertisements for produce. I feel like a woman will appear any moment bearing a bushel of peaches.

Thank you for letting me comment :)

Petrea said...

Kate G, you're welcome. Please come back and comment any time you like.

Anonymous said...

I walk by that place every time I take the Gold Line, that's the storage facility at Union (or is it Locust?) and Allen, right?

Not abandoned at all just rarely populated, like any storage facility.

Petrea said...

You've got it, Anonymous. Locust just west of Allen, north side of the street.

xHopex said...

Oh wow, what an amazing view...