Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Another neighborhood

Here are some pictures I took along Magazine Street, which is the commercial spine of the Lower Garden District.  This area has a vital bohemian feel; lot's of kids and artists taking advantage of cheaper space.  It reminds me of New York City's Greenwich Village, East Village and Brooklyn in the 70's and 80's, except without the nihilism that was in fashion at that time.  It's very exciting.


Lot's of restaurants and internet cafes...


I wish the Alligator Museum was open!


Nice houses, many with apartments for rent...



Dan "has traveled all over and landed here" and has opened a vintage clothing store...


Dan's store.  Not a Starbucks in sight!

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