Cool pic, but I wouldn't put it on a downtown tourism brochure.
Kathy:Imagine that people live here and these are their homes, not really hotel but more of a rooming house. I sometimes wonder how it looks inside
Oh yeah... love your colorful header!
Kathy:This was painted on the side of a building which I snapped on the way to work. It's bright and colourful because I over-saturated the colours. I thought I needed something with "snap"
Me thinks it might be a little scary on the inside. Crumbling walls, etc. I like the black and white though, makes it look like it is from an old movie.
Trobairitz:This is the DTES, the poorest postal code in Canada. There are scarier places where they have an attendant behind a barred window to let residents in and keep visitors out. You should not be there by yourself after dark. This area should be safe but not 3 blocks away in any direction
Looks like some of the places I've stayed…But that's another story.
Richard:I've often thought about a modern place Inside, but looking old and not inviting, from the outside. and now you have to tell your story. You can't mention it and then don't tell us
Several trips to San Francisco. The first in HS, with an Explorer post we stayed at the YMCA and the entrance kind of looked like that. Later in the '80s, I was sent to a training session in downtown SF and was booked into a hotel across from the bus station. You climbed over drunks in the stair wells and the front desk was behind bulletproof glass. I changed hotels the next day… It wasn't that much cheaper plus I was going to be there for two weeks.
Richard:I also noticed a lot more street people in SFO and more run down places downtown. The locals know where to avoid but the tourists stumble into these areas because they don't know better. Must be the milder weather. Where you are they wouldn't be able to survive on the street. Also, low income people have to live somewhere and there is just not enough funds to update these residences.