Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Halloween Street Scene

Posted by Deirdre Oakley, ATLANTA, GA – Sometimes you just come across things on the street that make you stop. Late last week I was walking up Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta, not far from the Georgia State University campus, when I came across this scene. What juxtaposition: an empty mini of Tanqueray gin next to a soda cup on top of GSU stickered Police Call Box Number 13. Who knows what the story behind this was – perhaps just a random collection of items --but the Number 13 seemed especially timely and even a little spooky since Halloween is tomorrow. Boo!

Deirdre Oakley is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University and the Editor of Social Shutter. She can be contacted at

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