A parking lot in four frames

Parking lot in four frames 1

I recently had an appointment at a hospital located along Fengyang Lu (风阳路) off the Northsouth Elevated Highway Road (南北高架路). One look at the numerous moaning patients spilling out of the entrance of the emergency ward, I scrambled across the street for refuge in what turned out to be a makeshift parking lot.

I mentioned once that temporary parking lots were an easy and profitable solution to utilize fallowed concrete spaces caught between the stages of demolition and reconstruction. Opposite the hospital once stood a longtang, half of which has been flattened while the remaining shikumen had been bricked up.

And so I walked a big round of what was left of the area. My black shoes felt like it was conducting all of the sun’s fury to scorch my feet. Seeking respite in the shade, I started chatting with the parking attendants at work, one of whom insisted on his photo taken. I could hardly say no.

Until he asked for my number while telling me he hadn’t seen his wife in years. I decided that waiting by the entrance of the hospital wasn’t too bad an idea and made a quick but graceful exit.

July 2011

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  • Reply August 3, 2011


    hehehe, funny place to get picked up!

  • Reply August 3, 2011

    Adam Daniel Mezei

    SAT, not saying you want to get picked up, hehe — but if you think about it…serendipitous finds are the best. Here’s how I was reading this cosmic exchange…you happen the lot by chance, and so the “chance” makes a full circle and ends up in this guy propositioning you.

    All in a good day’s work, if you think about it…

    My, my, how I’ve missed your snaps.


    • Reply August 4, 2011

      Sue Anne

      Hey hey Adam! It’s been a while, thanks for tripping back to the blog. I wouldn’t refer this to a cosmic moment …

  • Reply August 4, 2011

    Adam Daniel Mezei

    But SAT, you make esoteric references in your art all the time…wouldn’t this be another appropriate spot to say so? 😉

  • Reply August 7, 2011

    greg urbano

    i just found your blog and it looks like an adventure for me!

    • Reply August 8, 2011

      Sue Anne

      Thanks Gred, your street photography work from St Petersburg in Florida looks great too!

  • Reply October 19, 2011

    graphic design london

    Hello Sue Anne, fantastic site you have here. I must like it on Facebook.

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