Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Albany Avenue

Let's get back to Hartford.  We will visit Albany Avenue, the main street of the
predominantly African American part of the city.


A mural on the side of a convenience store honors
63-year old Johnny Armstrong, who was murdered by his roommate in 2012.


Charles wears an "I'm a Winner" shirt.  He tells me that every day is good.


There has been a big investment in social services for this low income area in the past decade.
This big community health center is next to a huge new YMCA building.


And, this little girl was delighted that her jump scared away a flock of pigeons.

25 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

That's a great picture of the child and the birds :)

Duncan In Kuantan

Tanya Breese said...

these are all so great! seriously! i wanted to thank you so much for the cemetery photos! they are beautiful. i'd love to go there in person one day! thank you again :)

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, that last photo is just fabulous!

Lois said...

Great pictures! I especially like that last one. To answer your question about the war memorial on my blog, it's hard to see, but if you enlarge the third shot, the date reads April 26, 1884 at the bottom. I think it is just very well maintained or might have been restored at one point.

Mersad said...

Great photography as usual. I'm always amazed at how you capture life happening. Really great to watch every time!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Luis Gomez said...

Great shots Jack!

José Mendonça said...

They're all great but the last photo really caught my attention. It's fantastic!

Halcyon said...

You are such a great people-watcher, Jack. Your last shot with the pigeons is fantastic! The first shot could be on Eglinton in Toronto.

Sharon Anck said...

Thumbs up for Charles. He's looking good. But the joy on the little girl's face is really special.

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Halcyon, Jack, you are indeed a great people-watcher AND photographer!! These are terrific and that happy little girl is definitely a winner! Thanks for the smiles to start the day!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like the way Charles thinks Jack :) Fabulous feeling of fun in the last shot.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine street photography. Love the last shot of the delighted little girl and the pigeons taking flight.

RedPat said...

I like your street photography, Jack!

VP said...

I really hate pigeons, but your last shot is really great!

William Kendall said...

The girl's expression is marvelous in that last shot!

CaT said...

o wow!
especially that last photo is so great!! really cute

jennyfreckles said...

I agree that last photo is superb. How did you manage to persuade the birds to leave a space to frame her face?

hamilton said...

That last photo is a real winner.

Kay said...

I'll add to the chorus of "great last shot" comments.

Bob Crowe said...

Great street shots. Love the sign in the first pic. It says something about how America is evolving.

Bombed at work since we got home. Trying to get back in the flow.

Malyss said...

This last shot is marvellous !

Kate said...

The food market has a wide variety of inventory. Great final photo.

EG CameraGirl said...

My favourite is the little girl scaring away the pigeons, Way to go, girl!

Gunn said...

SUPERB!!

What a happy moment!

Joan Perry said...

Oh, that bird shot is awesome!