serves up big ice cream cones for a reasonable price - $1.
street from the Jersey Street market at about 8 a.m.
of the pharmacy on Third Street.
down home, life-shortening country cooking.
I've been told you can make a hundred bucks a day in
aluminum around Dayton by collectors in the know.
history happened at Pappy's Place a few years back when one
patron walked in and doused another patron with a glass of
gasoline and lit the match.
in the Twin Towers neighborhood, another
victim of our big-box sprawl economy.
kitchen and bathrooms. Tank's is truly one of the Gems of Dayton.
award-winning Orchids and other exotic flowers.
is a club that promotes German Culture, food, music, and
all that good stuff we wallow in during the autumn months.
as a reminder every day of the real face
of our new areas of blight - our inner-ring
East Dayton on Hivling Street. They don't have much to do, so
they find things like Wheelchairs and run up and down the
street all day playing nursing home.
groceries off of Wyoming Street.
Sperling and East Fifth Street.
two girls who look like they could be up for a scholarship
on the Ohio State swim team prepare a yard sale for their home.
Within a couple of block area on East Third much of the citizenry goes
from debaucherous and largely uneducated, into a totally
different world of well-kept homes and apple-pie Americans,
at least from the outside. This is a phenomenon of larger
cities that many suburbanites do not realize exists. Yes, there are LOTS
of very inhabitable areas within' the city limits. And lots of times,
neighborhoods can be completely different
worlds block to block.
provides a testament to the REAL true love of many
Riverside residents - beer and smokes under $3 a pack.
Shopping center in Riverside.
of moving to a 2X4/plywood and drywall wrapped
in vinyl style of corporate construction, architectural
greatness like this on East Third Street has pretty much
put on moth balls until a reality-based economy
based upon something other than petrochemical
exploitation is devised. That, and the fact that
entire industries who make their living doing
nothing but shuffling financial documents from place
to place to make money would go broke ensure this
is the way we will go for some time now.
Street is open for business, still. I hear it's a
gay bar now, but haven't been there since
the days of my youth, when I was told what it
means to be man.
fries on the planet. They come soaked in garlic butter - not too great
for the arteries, but they are truly divine.
child's BMX Appalachian anger boy.
of poverty, check this guy out. He's eating salty
potato chips on a 90 degree afternoon. Then he goes
around bitching about how hot and thirsty he is.
morning on the corner of Wayne and Wyoming at the
hobo-super party complex. This tough guy biker is
so tough that he can't handle a little beer without
looking like an old man in a nursing home.
sits the Bauer Roofing Company. These folks have one
of the grandest homes in Dayton right in the middle of it all.
Around on Brown Street near UD.
And there is nothing more fun than to drive by a
scene at a good rate of speed and take pictures of
houses/apartments that are doing drug deals.
It really freaks the people out when a flashbulb goes off
at 3 a.m. and a large man on a mountain bike rushes off
into the darkness. This woman was hanging out
of a window at the Fourman Court apartments (an infamous
place to live if you just got out of jail), handing things
to people below in the middle of the night. She was
actually stupid enough to call for me to come back too!
after a night a the Trolley Stop (only one is visible).
When I came chugging around the corner, one of them jumped off of his
bike and ran the other way. You can only see one of these thieves
in the photo, although the reflection of the one thief's
bike that he abandoned can be seen. I believe that if we can start
to organize packs of bike riders with cameras who patrol the
streets at night taking pictures of our underbelly, our
underbelly will be much more reticent to be taking advantage of
the darkness to do bad things. They are just like kids. They
start behaving when they think they are being watched.