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First you convert the building into million dollar lofts. Then you slap a big, hideous ad on the side. Thanks for making Hollywood a less livable place! You couldn’t have done it better if you were trying! Yes YOU can. But what can we do?

Today I had an appointment with my dentist and once again, I fumbled the ball and missed the bus I need to take me to the dental clinic. But anyway, maybe it’s all for the best. I got to take some interesting video today. First. The subway needs more subway performers. Period. Why can’t they give a few licences to play on the platforms? They could even form an art committee (not hard in this town) who would interview performers. I thought this guy was okay. Two hours on one platform wouldn’t kill anybody. In fact, it might drown out some of the most inane conversations that I’ve ever been forced to endure, even with my iPod cranked up to full volume!

The W project represents to me some of the most hideous architecture ever inflicted on an unwary public. Us peasants, as Rush Limbaugh likes to call us, with our useless shaking of pitch forks at AIG, are forced to accept the dictates of developers without a word. NPR’s This American Life recently did a story on “The Plan.” When you see White couples walking their dogs, watch out!

Then of course we have the basketball court. It’s always back to the b-ball court.

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About Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is also an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Natasha, Maxwell, Tigger and Nigel.

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