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Tim May | all galleries >> California's Diversity:: a collection of galleries >> GALLERY :: A Week in the San Francisco Bay Area, June 2007 > Haunted
Berkeley, California, 2007
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Berkeley, California, 2007

This window on Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley attracted many of us.
First of all, if you haven't visited Carol Sandgren's "Only in Berkeley" gallery you have missed a wonderful example of someone revisiting a sight and digging deeper and deeping into it. (
Her take on this subject is here:
Sunlightpix was also with us. Here is her interpretation:
And finally Phil Douglis gives his interpretation:
This was my first return to Telegraph Ave. in quite a while and for me this image speaks of the shattered dreams that seem to reside there now. It used to be a vital avenue leading to a famous university. Now it seems on the edge of becoming derelict.

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Iris Maybloom (irislm)16-Jul-2007 19:17
Shattered and divided........shattered dreams and the divided self. This image is grist for the psychological mill.
sunlightpix25-Jun-2007 15:57
Ironically, when you enter the shop with this display, they sell paraphernelia for all kinds of dreams.
Phil Douglis25-Jun-2007 02:26
Still another story coming from the same subject. Yours is the most abstract, leaving it up to the viewer's imagination to do much of the work. We see less of the bald mannequin here, and only a softly focused trace of the photo of the woman with all the hair. You place the stress on one eye and shattered glass, cutting the head in half and removing the mouth with the window molding. The figure becomes mute. Not only has this college town main street become an avenue of shattered dreams -- it is also harkens back to the silencing of the student protest as well.