Friday, March 30, 2007

The Alley


This is an alley in Marietta. It looks like a typical downtown alley and it is. But it is lonely compared what it used to be like. On the opposite in at one time was a theater. One day a man, disturbed by a movie he just watched stepped outside in this alley and walked to the other end, about where this picture was taken and shot himself. The bullet scar onto the building is said to still be there, although I couldn’t find it.

Also, on this end was a door going into the distribution part of the local daily newspaper. Between 3 and 4 pm, the alley was covered with paper boys with their newspapers, inserting inserts, folding them and putting rubber bands on them and loading them into their satchels and getting ready to ride off to their routes on their bikes. Now, the newspaper office is about a mile away and the paper is delivered about 3am in the morning by car, usually by someone with an accent.

Time changes.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Button Gwinnett said...

Talk abour your movie critics....

7:50 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Button,
He must have took his critique seriously.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I think he must have seen "Rocky III." There were others who did themselves in after that you know.

3:02 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Steve,
I knew there was a divine reason or excuse for me not seeing it.

3:41 AM  

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