Monday, August 18, 2008
I'm a sucker for old store signs. They seem to want to be shot with a Holga camera.
This photo was shot in early July on Argyle St., which is the business strip of Chicago's small Vietnamese neighborhood. Argyle St. is located right in the middle of the Uptown neighborhood, which for decades was known as a textbook example of a big-city skid row. Uptown has been gentrifying for years, and now is home to trendy restaurants and shops, but still has somewhat of a scruffy feel to it. Luckily, Argyle St. seems pretty much unchanged.