at providence park, it is possible to look straight into the ballpark stadium, from its 18th avenue side, although it may be difficult to understand what is going on. However, the cheers of approval or groans of disbelief are recognizable. the frequent rains can be a source of exhilaration or despair depending upon the outcome of the games.
the newspaper plant & offices are nearby; they understand & market the currents of exhilaration & despair.
once a month, usually, the people of alberta street are on display as much as their products. it is a carnival of personal industry & ageless vitality, a street fair. many buildings are in stages of renovation; though others remain as they have for decades.
vendors sell clothing, local art & homemade food. street clowns entertain. spiritualists tell the future with only a small deck of cards or with a brief look at an open hand.