peering into the bookstore that is no more

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 10 December 2011 in Architecture.

Seen Around Town : San Ramon, CA

Sadly, a favorite shopping and browsing spot of mine, the local bookstore, has gone out of business...a sign of the times.

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Don't you hate that? So many doors are closed these days...

10 Dec 2011 7:41am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Like those reflections.

10 Dec 2011 7:52am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Download your read

10 Dec 2011 8:17am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As JR suggests, killed by Kindle ! The world has always been changing but the speed of change, today, is frightening.

10 Dec 2011 9:06am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sad really, technology is even killing the pleasures of window shopping. You cannot do that with a Kindle!

10 Dec 2011 9:25am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Such sadness pervades this empty space. And the lights are like the last glows of what was! Moving and beautiful!

10 Dec 2011 9:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent Urban Night scene, especially the touches of painted light

10 Dec 2011 11:35am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent reflections at night ... intriguing movements of light ... very beautiful ... you know my preferences for these images full of life and mysteries. Best regards, Adela

10 Dec 2011 1:59pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Alas small shops all disappear !!!!! Superb composition. Good day.

10 Dec 2011 3:21pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very attractive picture, very sad story behind it ... another victim of rationalization and globalization !!!

10 Dec 2011 5:43pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very attractive light and place.

10 Dec 2011 5:45pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


10 Dec 2011 6:02pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good photo, it's a shame when stores go out of business.

10 Dec 2011 6:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I guess the great weight of Amazon has crushed another one. I like the light trails reflected in the window.

10 Dec 2011 6:56pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb colors and lights !! Beautiful ! It is very sad that the bookstore has gone ...!

10 Dec 2011 8:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

it's happening everywhere

10 Dec 2011 10:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That seems like it is happening a lot these days. Very sad.

10 Dec 2011 11:34pm

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A sad sign of the times.

11 Dec 2011 8:53am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States


11 Dec 2011 11:44am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great lights
well done

11 Dec 2011 1:24pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

WOW! What incredible emptiness. Love your view of you framed the space!

11 Dec 2011 10:05pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

So sad! Perfectly captures! A superb night shot!

12 Dec 2011 1:33am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Heartbreaking...without the glory of the books, this could be a parking lit.

12 Dec 2011 7:24pm

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

Bookstores are the best... sorry to see another one go...

13 Dec 2011 10:40am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A Dirty Well-Lighted Place ; ] best…jf

14 Dec 2011 4:39am

Lady at the shore from United States

I have done that, too, near us...seems sad, albeit a box store that takes away the light from other independents. Sad reminder, thought it was a parking garage...guess it was a book garage. What a blow to t he liberal education of us all.

16 Jan 2012 8:47pm

1/4 second
ISO 800
33 mm (35mm equiv.)