Monday, February 1, 2010

Noir Alley

c. David Grim (taken 3/24/09)

The city holds many surprises, a host of which can be enriching and exciting. Driving or walking, you may find yourself coming across a piece of intriguing street art, a neighborhood festival, or a charming little restaurant you've never noticed before. However, not everything the urban environment holds in store for you is pleasant.

Imagine the decadent, the deviant, and the destructive aspects of human nature. With a high population density, the city has extreme examples of virtually every category of social behavior. If you can think about it, it is being done somewhere... and likely in the city.

Who knows what nightmares await the tragically curious? Poke your head into the nooks and crannies of life, and you're likely to have a slice of it taken clean off, or at least to get a whiff of something unsavory. Are you the kind of person that must learn your own lessons? Then by all means, explore to your heart's content. Introduce a random element of chaos into your life. It's a sure cure for boredom.

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