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Friday, February 7, 2014

street scenes ~ February photo challenge


The Photo Challenge at Donna's blog this month is street scenes.  I have chosen 3 photos from my archives that depict the main streets of 3 different sized towns going from small to large.    Each of the photos were taken with my Canon point and shoot set on Auto.


                                                    

This photo was taken on Water St. in the tourist town of 
St. Andrews, NB.  It was a lovely warm day on August 31, 2013 with lots of tourists around at 4:00 in the afternoon.  This is one of our favourite places to visit in the summer.  It has a lot of history and beautiful buildings and is situated on the Passamaquoddy Bay.
I like the flags, hanging baskets and lampposts, the colourful wooden buildings, the cars lining the street and the people.





This is downtown Moncton, NB, the city where I was born and grew up.  The Main St. is very busy.  The scene above is an underpass with the railway tracks running over the street.  It's always been called "The Subway" even though it's not underground.  This photo was taken at 11:47 am on August 23, 2012.  It was a very hot summer day.  I like the colourful flowers, the trees, the cobbled sidewalk and the banner on the post.  It certainly looks much more attractive than it did when I was growing up!

The famous pink subway in Moncton 1960's.
Photo from Vintage Moncton Collection.
Yeah, it looks so much better today!!  :)




I took this photo from the top of a double decker "hop on-hop off" bus in Times Square, NYC.  It was just after 5:00 on Sunday
Nov. 18, 2012.  My friend and I took the bus with the intention of sight seeing but the bus was so slow that we got off near Macy's.
I love the busyness of the scene, the traffic, people waiting to cross the street, and all the colourfully lit signs.  NYC was fascinating to me with all the activity 24/7,  and we were staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel right on Times Square so we were in the heart of it all.  A far cry from the rural road I live on which you can see in my header photo.

Donna is hosting this photo challenge right here! 
I invite you to join us or perhaps just visit the other participants.

Have a wonderful weekend.  

Blessings,

Pamela

41 comments:

  1. Times Square in NYC....now that's a street scene...perfect for the challenge! I love that pink subway with Woolworth's in the background, too! Great photos for the challenge! Well done!

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  2. Oh Pam.....I have been AWOL......hope your throat is better♥️
    That first picture looks like a very cute place to visit.....
    Feel better, my friend...
    Cheers !
    Linda:o)

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  3. Wow! What variety, Pam! From quaint tourist town NB to NYC with Moncton in between! Would it be possible for a five year old child to hoof it all the way from Enterprise Street to The Subway in Moncton because I have a very clear memory of doing that very thing!

    Each one stands alone and scores on this challenge!

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  4. Really great scenes Pamela - especially like seeing how the Moncton area has changed since the sixties.
    NYC - always a fantastic place to take photos, the signage/billboards alone are amazing, and of course always some very interesting pedestrians on the streets!
    Great job - enjoy the weekend in snow I'm sure!
    Hugs - Mary

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  5. I like the St. Andrews photo which shows a relaxed street scene. The NYC shot says activity with the buildings, signs and amount of cars. Nice selection of street scenes Pam.

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  6. I'd prefer to live in that quaint small town!

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  7. Love your street scenes! I could see a Woolworth's building in one ! :)

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  8. Isn't a visit to NYC fun . . . I wouldn't want to live in that hustle bustle 24/7 but so fun for a visit. Your hotel was in a perfect location. Ours was too when we were there. And the best transportation ever . . . walking!

    I liked seeing the other city centrals too, fun post.

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  9. Great contrast in the street scenes. I am such a coward in cities, and New York would just about do me in, but I enjoy reading about other people's adventures there. I liked seeing your hometown, how nice that it keeps improving!

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  10. Wonderful photos ! I prefer the mall towns to big cities ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  11. Great photos of all the towns/city. My favorite is the quaint tourist town with all the colorful buildings and the hanging baskets and the lampposts. I see in the 1960's picture that there was a Woolworth Store. I don't think there are any of them left anywhere now. Loved that store with it's soda fountains.

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  12. I'm so glad that you dipped into your archives to share these. What a wonderful selection showing city life - small, medium, and large! I think I remember that "subway" in downtown Moncton. The tourist town looks like my kind of place, with adorable architecture. And you captured the chaos of NYC well! Gosh, how do people function with all of those distractions? Great job on this challenge.

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  13. Street scenes are so interesting to look at ... the buildings, the vehicles, the people, the time of year, the colour and more. Glad you shared those photos today.

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  14. This is an interesting collection, give the huge variation in size of the places your photographed. (That pink structure was quite something in the old photo.)

    Enjoy your Friday, Pamela.

    Karen

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  15. Times Square is like no other place in the world. Love your pics Pamela.

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  16. Great photos, Pamela! I have never been to New York, and have no intentions of going there - the very thought of it intimidates me! LOL

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  17. You've captured such a great variety of street scene, Pamela, with great success! From a quaint seaside scene to the bustle of NYC - lots of activity and atmosphere in your photos.

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  18. i enjoy the stone walk way ... is that bridge pink? maybe it was red & just faded a bunch. neat views. i miss NYC. it has been a long time since my last trip. but i don't know when we will get back??! one day??! we will see. ( :

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  19. My favorite shot is the first one...a small, historical town. Just my type of place to visit (or even live someday)!

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  20. They're all beautiful - but the Manhattan one wins hands down for me ( you know how much I'm in love with that city, right? )
    xoxo

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  21. We were at St. Andrews once but I guess we never visited the town. But that is the picture I like best but I bet everyone else will love NY City!

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  22. Love the St.Andrews one too! It is on my list for a visit this summer. Great pictures, you have an excellent eye!

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  23. Look at that: proof that you don't have to live in a big city to take nice street scenes. I'm not sure if I like the big city best of the small one. Very nice.

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  24. I like that one of the underpass--do you see how the pops of color in the man and woman's shirts make the photo look so much more interesting--and the flowers in the foreground as well. Great city scenes!

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  25. Your street scenes are very interesting, and you are right the subway in your hometown looks much nicer now than it did in years gone by, so often things change for the worse, so it is nice that this has changed for the better. I hope that your throat is feeling better now. xx

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  26. I recognized all of the photos and LOVE the 1960 one of Moncton.. How well I remember when it was like that and
    shopping in the Woolworth's Store.. We thought we were so modern,. Thanks, Pam.. xo

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  27. What a cool looking town to grow up in. I like all of these.
    NYC is always changing so I enjoy any photo of times square. yours is excellent!!

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  28. I live in a city but I'm a country girl at heart so your country road would suit me fine Pamela - it's lovely.
    These are all great street scenes with lots happening - especially your New York photo. I can't imagine I'll ever have the chance to visit so I always enjoy seeing photos when my bloggy friends visit there from time to time!
    I've enjoyed this challenge and when I saw your photo with the banner in downtown Moncton - I thought of similar ones with banners I took in Fontainebleau last year.... now I wonder where they are! LOL

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  29. Pamela, your pictures are amazing. Isn't it fun to think of your old home town when you were growing up that seemed like just a little town and then to go back and see the changes which are always sure to come. We would never have imagined..Happy Friday..Judy

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  30. I'd love to visit St. Andrews! It looks like my kinda place to explore. :))

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  31. Love your first and last photo. The first looks like the small resort towns in northern Michigan and the last is where my daughter lives!!! Wonderful contrast, Laura

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  32. Such colourful streets and I love the pink bridge. Now, why don't they have things like that over here!! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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  33. A great idea for the challenge, three different places.
    Love them all.
    Thanks for visiting my post!

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  34. l
    Love the first photo and actually all of them! You are such a wonderful photographer my friend! I agree, wonderful idea for the challenge! Thanks for dropping by, you just made my evening!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  35. ....and yesh, how could I not love the NYC, Time Square photo, specially since I am a Newyorker, lol!
    FABBY

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  36. Color came to mind as I looked at your photos. In every one, there are lovely colors that make them so inviting. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Hi Pamela! Oh, you're just so good. I love the first one! Hope your weekend is going well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. Love these shots! I see NY never slows down...not even on a Sunday!Lol
    Great shots!
    hughugs

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  39. Pamela,

    Give me little St. Andrews any day! How pretty and charming this tiny town is! The street scene in Moncton is beautiful, as well, seems like a wonderful place to grow up. Have been to NYC a couple of times, and appreciated it more as a young woman than I would today. Your pic of the big apple perfectly exemplifies its allure! Really enjoyed all of these, thank you!

    Poppy

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  40. Your photos bring you right into the scene, the contrast between NB and NY is strikingly different, Good job.

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