It's been a while since I've changed the banner on this site, something--in the flush of enthusiasm of "re-creating" this thing--I promised to do every week. It then became every other week...now it seems to be once a month. And let's face it, that heart thing above is soooo Feb. 14th. Time for a change.
This time we bring you another shot from San Francisco, just up Market Street when the neighborhood starts to become a little seedy. I love old movie theaters, but it's always sad to see them like this, decrepit and unused. Like a lot of theaters, the Strand sunk into porno oblivion, only to be finally shuttered in 2003. It's sat like this ever since, almost a decade. You can read more about the history of the theater by clicking here.
Me? Well, I like this photo a lot, specifically the color juxtaposition and the "intrusion" of nature with the trees popping in on both sides. The whole look of the theater is one of reckless abandon and the fact that the tree is working it's way in makes it seem like nature is claiming back this part of the city as its own. But then again, maybe I'm just overthinking the decline of aging theater.