I was walking around my studio neighborhood this week and saw this throw-back from history -- a pay phone on the street.
It really shocked me since I thought that pay phones were a thing of the past since everyone had a cell phone. I didn't have time to see if I could actually make a call from it (How much does it cost to make a phone call? Do you still get 3 minutes for a dime? Probably not.)
But the most striking thing I thought about is where this phone is located -- in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Denver -- Five Points. But wait! I just read an article that this neighborhood is the most expensive in Denver, per sq ft. Gentrification is in the process of destroying this wonderful, cultural place where jazz and art thrived. I'm sad.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!