My studio is located on South Elm Street in an area called Old Greensboro. We are in the midst of downtown redevelopment which started up Elm in the middle of downtown and has moved our way. Downtown Greensboro has changed tremendously in the last few years. Fifteen years ago if you walked downtown on a Saturday, it resembled a ghost town. Now there are shops, restaurants, clubs and local residents. It's become much more vibrant and safe. Our end of the street is the older section and still maintains some of the texture. It is an area of antique shops and art galleries and a soon to open Mellow Mushroom. An old feed mill is being converted into studios. Condos are sprouting up everywhere. Yesterday as I walked to lunch, I snapped a few images of those textures. As we redevelop, I hope we do so without destroying some of these details.
(images copyright 2008 by Dan Routh)