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Monday, July 23, 2012

Down the Alley



Walking down Artists' Alley, downtown Delray Beach, on Open Studio night,






right alongside the train tracks, (not the commuter tracks, but for the mile-long freight trains that still clatter like the percussion in an old Hank Williams song),


and little islands of light glow after the car repair garages and welders nearby shut down for the day.











4 comments:

Daydreamer said...

Amy, I had to do a Double-take at that first picture.... the weathered plywood topped hand made from two by fours table/workbench is EXACTLY like the one I built for my old Home... it served as the picnic table on our deck... and never came in during the winters... hence the weathered style.... EXACTLY like that! (I know, I was supposed to see the Beautiful ....is it a bowl? on top...)
And I LOVE the Islands of light in the Gloaming.... almost more than the Worlds within....which must seem almost TOO Bright and hectic after the cool Dusk...
I have Always loved to drive around at night and see the light spill out of Houses....something SO Cozy about that glimpse of warmth within!

Amy said...

Betsy, it's a tire on the table! Artists' Alley still shares the street with all kinds of garages and small industrial buildings, (the artists always find a way to show and to work), and it's filled with still-lifes. I'm guessing the table and tire was put together without art or artifice, though there's some mystery about the dot placement. You wander around, both a day and at night, and there are spots carved out by the artists, living very naturally with the things just left there, and the nature that pops up in every neglected place.

Sans! said...

Tyres?! :):)

These pictures made me smile. Especially the one with the tyre on the table framing a bloody bull's eye or the one with the burly men standing under the dainty chandeliers or the tree with the fairy lights looking like a lady with an afro hairdo wearing too many diamonds.

I love it when pictures make me smile :).

Amy said...

A lady with an Afro hairdo wearing too many diamonds! Sans, that's fantastic!