|Anthropologie Field Scout skirt, Old Navy checked blouse, Aldo flats, handbag from Dear Golden Vintage|
Needing a huge dose of vitamin D after those long dark winter months, manfriend and I went on a walking excursion out to a nearish 'Dawn of the Dead' zombie mall (home of Winners aka TJ Maxx) and to our local Value Village around the corner. Dinner was a plate of mixed vegetable curries at a fabulous hole-in-the-wall joint. yum.
|Actual Dawn of the Dead zombies|
This walk reminded me of what strange things urban neighbourhoods are too- across the street from our place becomes a beautiful tree-y land of brick mansions and leafy parks. However, take off to the left, and you're bounded by a highway, walking through mixed neighbourhoods of duplexes and industrial buildings. This used to be a very residential neighbourhood, but the sunken highway was put in during wild growth plans for the city in the sixties and entire communities were displaced. I don't think it ever recovered any sort of organic sense of place- the roadway just cuts straight through, defining the neighbourhood as a throughway.