Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Walking Tour

This afternoon I took a tour through part of downtown with a new friend. It was great to get out of the studio mid day and meander around parts of downtown. My friend Phil is a city planner with a sincere appreciation for the city of Holyoke. It was a rewarding afternoon of discovery as I learned about the famous designers that are responsible for some of the beautiful buildings that Holyoke is home to.

It was also great to get out with someone that appreciates Holyoke the way I and a few of my friends do. Holyoke really does have a lot to offer people. The only problem is, people arent aware of it just yet. There are a few big changes facing Holyoke and I am happy as well as anxious to see them take place. I made a few photos while out on our walk. I will be posting them later as well as a few others from the past month.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lyman St: Christmas Eve

While out shooting the aftermath, the building ignited and began to burn for a second day. There was also a police officer stationed at the scene. He did a great job of keeping the people out of the building. Which to my surprise, they kept trying to go in as bricks  were falling to the sidewalk. He even had to place a man inside his cruiser as he awaited a second car to come pick him up. It was a very sad sight to watch as the Fire Department was arriving to once again fight to put out the fire. Below are some more photographs that captured the fires destruction and reappearance.


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