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December 2009

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Monday, December 28, 2009 Year End Images

Walking Melrose Avenue in the last days of an odd year and on the sidewalk at "Off the Wall" there's new Americana to cheer you up

Goofy, Donald and Mickey in "The Spirit of 1776" - painting on wood at "Off the Wall" on Melrose Avenue
Goofy, Donald and Mickey in "The Spirit of 1776" - painting on wood at "Off the Wall" on Melrose Avenue

Ah, the majorette in the window is perky!

Majorette figure in the window of "Off the Wall" on Melrose Avenue
Majorette figure in the window of "Off the Wall" on Melrose Avenue

But whatever the New Year brings, in the alley out back, a reminder of the old year soon to be gone

Grim Reaper, graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue

Ah, nearby, one-eyed zygotes of hope and renewal (with gloves) for the New Year, that shine in the sun (or the lens flare)

One-eyed zygote (with gloves) - graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue
One-eyed zygote (with gloves) - graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue
One-eyed zygote (with gloves) - graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue

An eye on the past with the future peeping through, or something like that

Blue Eye on Picket Fence - alley behind Melrose Avenue
Blue Eye on Picket Fence - alley behind Melrose Avenue

Maybe the New Year is still in its embryonic stages

Worm in Bottle - graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue
Worm in Bottle - graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue
White Worm (with teeth) - graffiti wall in alley behind Melrose Avenue

And coming soon to a theater near you

Upside-Down Fangs - movie poster on Melrose Avenue

And you know someone will mess things up, as they always do

Defaced palm painting in alley behind Melrose Avenue

It's all a mystery

Lock Face

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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