I took this picture through an open hotel lobby door in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. When I got around to looking at the photo, an old movie, The Shining, came to mind. Click on picture for enlargement.
Antwerp, Belgium, 1965. I'm on a busy commercial street, the name of which translates as Queen Astrid's Lane. Back then everybody wore suits. Even guys working in the sewer wore suits, though not their Sunday best. Hats had already lost favor, but the custom of hand in pocket could not be ignored. The sweater was a necessity, not a fashion statement.
From time to time I'll post some of my old photos. Most of my negatives don't exist anymore, so aside from a few sets still to come, I'll post the orphans here instead of creating a photo album. The Kickapoo Creek rock festival photos are all that remain of two day's worth of shooting. We had a flood in the basement a few years after the festival took place and the negatives and prints were ruined.
This is a photo taken at the 1958 Brussels World Fair by my grandfather. The looming globe is called the Atomium, and still stands today, refurbished and improved for its 50th anniversary last year. The sphere visible in the photo serves as an observation platform. For more information on the Atomium, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomium.