Michael has been after me for a long time to go down to Little 5 Points and browse around. We've seen plays near there and buzzed through the area without stopping, but today I decided to just go down there and walk around.
The weather was perfect [60's] and the fall colors are in full swing.
I remember when I was young, years ago, walking around that area and feeling very inadequate. I was never hip enough to look comfortable there. In fact, just the opposite. I always looked out of place. Now, I still look out of place, but the difference is I don't care! LOL
There are some benefits to aging and one is being far less self-conscious and not giving a rip about looking a certain way.
Our first stop was a store that's been there for ages and has a lot of funky, different types of clothes and gifts and actual thrift-store type stuff, Junkman's Daughter. We didn't buy anything, but I wasn't really tempted, which was good. I did get a kick out of the fashions - none of which would've been remotely tempting to me even if I was a size 6 -I did act like I was going to try this on just to hear Michael have a conniption fit -
Here's Michael, caught under an interesting sign -
He was fascinated by the funky merchandise but he stuck very close to me, like he was in a haunted house...
We walked back outside and ambled down to the intersection and went into some of the stores. I got some nice shots of the outside area.
You see the tall figure walking by herself on the right? I desperately wanted a photo but she walked too fast. She was a lovely African American lady with the biggest hair I have ever seen. Like, much bigger than Coco.
below, I was standing with my back to a shop called Crystal Blue, and that caused the rainbow hues at the bottom of the shot. I love that [unintended but welcome] effect... to me, rainbows represent hope, and seeing rainbows is a sign of good luck.