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The Cat Who Walks By Himself (again)

I'm still working on my portfolio of more-or-less straight street photography. This print is from Glasgow, Scotland in 1991. I have no idea what the situation was -- if he was trying to talk his way out of a parking ticket, asking directions, or if they were just friends who met on the sidewalk.

I was in Glasgow on business and was prepared to not like the city very much. It was early December so the weather was likely to be cold and blustery (correct) and the city sort of grimy and industrial (incorrect). The wandering around was excellent. Merchant City (the old central district) was teeming with people -- a lot of businessmen in Harris tweed jackets, old-school ties and kilts.

I would be making more progress on this portfolio if I hadn't stopped to submit prints to a juried show called "Images of Illinois". I rarely enter a juried show but being a refugee from the midwest I have a lot of them and some of them are way off of my usual path. In addition to my Forgotten But Not Gone project -- here's one, taken on a bluff above the Spoon River near Galesburg Illinois with an excerpt from a poem from the "Spoon River Anthology" handwritten on it.

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