the 'corner view; shopping' post made me think about my town from an outsider's perspective, and i realised that i'm not really connected to it the way i used to. it's only natural; i moved out of the town centre, had kids, then started visiting it less and less. i used to love it and i used to know every street and corner. a lot has changed since then. so, as a result of being very displeased with my corner view post, i started walking around again, seeing, looking, discovering, rediscovering. i need lots and lots of more time for that. it was fun, it was melancholic. maybe it will lead to some posts about my town - the open spaces and the dark alleys. for now, i invite you for a walk past a specific place i thought i knew well.
what you see here is the café that my friends and i used to hang out just about every afternoon and weekend back in the late 80's/early 90's. it was a place for artists, students, musicians and people from the sub cultural scene in general. i have no idea what kind of people that visits it now.
i took the photo from the tiny park across the street. the park was like an extension of the café; when it was cold and rainy, we sat inside, when it was warm and sunny, we sat in the park.
in the park there is a statue. i know, i've seen it a thousand times.
or so i thought.
but i never really saw it. probably because i didn't have children. how could i have missed this?