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Old May 9, 2006, 8:45 AM   #1
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Is this OK? Took this shot of some shops early one sunday morning, they have to pull down the shutters at night to stop the vandals smashing the windows. Must be a sign of the times.



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Old May 9, 2006, 9:55 AM   #2
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Del,

It works for me. If the buildings stretched a bit longer the the end of the vanishing point would have been even more pronounced.

Yes, I agree it's a sign of the times. Used to be you could leave doors open in Hawaii now I think that's only possible on the island of Molokai.

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Old May 9, 2006, 10:08 AM   #3
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Isn't Molokai the private island where guests are only permitted by invitation?

Anyway, I think this qualifies for the challenge and it certainly is a sign of the times. I remember when, as a small boy, I lived on a farm in South Dakota, the doors were never locked. When neighbors came to visit, they just walked right into the kitchen and yelled "anybody home?" if nobody was in the kitchen.

Technically this is a good photo. However, I have difficulty looking at this scene. It reminds me of many places in the USA that I choose not to visit. I guess that makes me narrow minded. I have never had to live in that kind of environment so it troubles me to see it.

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Old May 9, 2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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Molokai is actually called "The Friendly isle" and is one that most tourists don't go to. Partly because not too many flights go there.

The private owned island is "Niihau" visitation only by invitation.

Lanai is where Bill Gates got married.

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A sad sign of the times....wouldn't it be nice to turn back the hands of time..........

I can definitely see a vanishing point. The B&W effect seems to add to the dismal feelings of 'lockdown'. The image certainly does provoke thought.......

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