I’m featuring selections from my street photography album (taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike) that include American flags each day up until (and including) Election Day. Here’s the tenth. I took it in Venice, California while riding Breeze bikeshare during sunrise, at which point members of the extensive homeless community start methodically gathering up their life belongings and leaving the boardwalk area, as they are supposedly required to do. Almost everyone seems to include a bike as one of their few possessions, by the way.
This photo is yet another that begs the question: who decides who gets to use public space, and why, where, when, and how. So many things that are deemed illegal suddenly become legal when people have to pay to do them — from “loitering” to open containers to “igloos” (aka tents) in public space but only for those paying to dine in them .Pay attention and you’ll see.