In My Life


Melbourne alleys.

N

ot business as usual. Not this week, not any week.

We’ve all been through something, the worst of which might be over, but it is not over yet. People are still getting sick. We had to cancel two shows. A crew member was sick. America seems to have declared, “pandemic over.”

It isn’t.

It won’t be unless we take it seriously.

Me? I’m very careful. Because of my underlying conditions I am not immunized even with two doses and a booster. I do have something else in my system that gives me as much as — as much as — 83% coverage. That’s not good enough. So, I work in a never ending bubble.

Again, that’s not good enough.

Not for me and probably not for you.

T

he picture.

I spent a few weeks in Australia a few years ago. Unlike many people who run all around the country, or any country, I like to stay put. I like to explore the nook and crannies of a location. I like to feel like I’ve actually come to know a place even just a little bit.

I made a lot of pictures. By a lot, I mean a lot. You’re going to see some of them for the rest of this week. Normally, I’d publish them all at once in some sort of block. Not this time. I’d like you to see them, really see them, so it’s one day at a time.

Melbourne is filled with all sorts of alleyways. Some are just passageways while other’s are shopping and eating malls. They are colorful, full of energy and very busy people. In short, they are fun even for those who are on their lunch break.

Melbourne, man — did I bury the lead, is a dynamic city with plenty of things to see and do. There is a Chinatown that rivals most Chinatowns in the world. There are museums, galleries and cafes. And, there is plenty of Victorian age buildings and gardens to explore and photograph.

I’ve been back since that time, but only for a day or two. My other job, you know?

Let’s see how this week goes.

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Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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