Monday, December 14, 2009

melrose avenue near gardner street, melrose district

The hip part of Melrose (as opposed to its frighteningly expensive sections in West Hollywood) is a shop-hopper's paradise, with block after block of endlessly changing boutiques. Tracing the walking patterns of shoppers would most likely reveal a series of U-turn paths travelling up the street, then crossing the avenue's six car widths in order to promenade the other side. But instead of being limited to such systematically linear behavior, what if those trajectories were allowed to safely criss-cross at will, as if drawing the street together with invisible laces? Possibilities would open up, along with shoppers' wallets. Cinch it together!
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