Tuesday, August 11, 2009

La Crosse Street Life Often Dull & Dead

On a recent sunny summer morning I decided to wander around downtown La Crosse with my camera in hopes of capturing some of the city's street life. Much to my disappointment, I found little "life" in the area even though all its stores, businesses and restaurants were open. I would plant myself at a spot with the idea of taking photos of passing pedestrians but, alas, 10 to 15 minutes would pass and not one person would wander by. But, no surprise, there were plenty of stupid cars passing by. It seems as if most people in La Crosse are either in their cars, at home or work or at the mall. I think I need to travel to Europe or Asia someday where street life is still lively and vibrant . . . or maybe New York or San Francisco closer to home.

1 comment:

David Steinlicht said...


Street life in this town is pretty much the same as in La Crosse. It consists of people walking from where their car is parked to where they work. Maybe they will walk a little bit to get to lunch, but usually that would be in the Skyway and not on the sidewalk.

Put Hong Kong on your list of cities with active streets. That place has some hopping streets!