Friday, June 24, 2011

Last Friday at Mars?

It's been a ritual for me to drop in on Mars after work every Friday. It's the highlight of the week - seeing friends and catching up with people I only know through Mars. The thought of losing them really makes me sad.

Goodbye...

At some point, the place stole my heart...

I don't want to leave

I know that much of what I've written about Mars in the last six months has been glum. The slow death is agonizing and I almost want it to end quickly so I can move on.

After all, "If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine."
-- Morris West

The calm before the storm

Previously:
Mars art show this Sunday
From Mars, with love
Easter at Mars
While we're on the subject of Mars
Is there life after Mars?
Roy

5 comments:

  1. I hear you, I kind of want it to be over too so I can quit thinking about it. At least we got to see it and be part of it. Hopefully it's still there Sunday!

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  2. What really bugs me is that there is NO organizing by ANYone to stop this from happening -- not just the MARS Bar, nut the classic old tenement house next door. WHY is everyone just accepting that this is a done deal????

    Developer Donald Cappoccia is DIRTY (among other things, he lives in a low-income designated apt. house on East Third Street and he was GIVEN city-owned lots with community gardens that he destroyed in order to build taxpayer-subsidized condos).

    Doesn't ANYone give a shit????

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  3. @Chris - I agree. By the time I found out about this last December, it was a done deal. I feel helpless when it comes to the development issue at large. There have been protests, letter-writing, contact with local reps, but what can we do as a community to actually *stop* any of this? You have done well to expose a lot of facts, but what can we do now, after the fact? Who made the decision to give away that land?

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  4. Such beautiful photos!! I really love the last one. Such a shame...

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