This picture, one of many iconic portraits of American blanditude by photographer Stephen Shore, is making the rounds of Regina’s only other reliable news and entertainment source, Facebook. That block – now home to the liquor store and tumbleweeds used to be happening — Safeway, the Roxy Theatre, pedestrians… Oh, Regina. You used to be my kind of place. The second photo below shows the corner of Albert and Victoria looking pretty much the same as it is now. Sigh.
Hat tip to Brett Bell. Photos courtesy of Saatchi Gallery and Deutsche-Boerse.com.
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