Series Martinez : For Lease

Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 18 November 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Seen on the streets of the town of Martinez, CA.

Businesses here come and go. Most do not seem to thrive. It has been a depressed town for a decade or so. I'm glad not to live here, but I still find some odd kind of beauty to photograph in the buildings and streets of the downtown area. 6X7 for iPhone 1/3195 second F/2.4 ISO 50 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Sad, your image tells a story of better times

18 Nov 2012 8:48am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

As everywhere many businesses close their doors, a harsh reality. Superb image. Nice day.

18 Nov 2012 9:05am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Shot in great light, perhaps the product offer/mix just wasn't right?
I cannot think of a shop in South Shields where I might go if I needed a filing cabinet and starter motor for a 2006 Nissan.

18 Nov 2012 10:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Office furniture and auto parts is that a combination that works over there? :) Nicely documented

18 Nov 2012 10:55am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A story that crosses borders. Lovely shot

18 Nov 2012 12:55pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

An interesting window

18 Nov 2012 5:58pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Nicely done,good urban image.

18 Nov 2012 6:01pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Nice catch!

18 Nov 2012 7:56pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light. I just returned from a trip to the midwest and it was the same. So many businesses closed.

18 Nov 2012 9:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lots of Mid-Western towns are like this or worse in terms of businesses going under. It's a long term trend as younger people move away. A fine shot of this place for lease.

18 Nov 2012 11:48pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Jogs my memory...I built a large refinery building in Martinez that stills shows up on Google maps ; ] With the refineries, it's not much of a place to live, though in a certain irony Martinez was the final home and the resting place of John Muir.

19 Nov 2012 5:33am

@ordinaryimages: Hummm, I was just there again today....I wonder if I saw "your" building? Yes, it's an odd place providing me with a number of "odd" photos. ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Loving that light

19 Nov 2012 7:51am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great shot!!! And with an IPhone too!

19 Nov 2012 8:05am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice colored street shot ! Phil

19 Nov 2012 8:14am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Feels like Time has gone into standby mode in places like this . . you caught the silence well.

19 Nov 2012 8:15am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb documentary on the hardship many businesses face

19 Nov 2012 12:32pm

Wendy by the Sound from Lacey WA, United States

There are loads of numbers there;). What a commentary on our little cherished villages.

9 Apr 2013 10:45pm 6X7 for iPhone
1/3195 second
ISO 50
33 mm (35mm equiv.)