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Downtown Pics

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OK, so one day I had the opportunity to go downtown and take some shots, but all I had was a cameraphone. I took my chances that the pictures would suck, and what do you know, some really do, but here goes. I stayed in the very central part of town, without taking any photos from LaVilla, northern downtown, East Bay area, or the southbank, or the riverfront for that matter. Here they are:

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The lights on the old Barnette Bank building are much bigger than the pic suggests...Welcome to dowtown Jacksonville!

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Hey Mister!

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Looking over to Arlington, which kind of has a small skyline and a huge mall.

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If downtown was known for any type of dining venue, it would be the sub shop. Name a chain, there is probably one or two of in a twenty block area!

Here is a high resolution shot :jester: of a Quizno's, a favorite of mine.

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If you have seen a photothread of Jax, which is rare if I might add, then you have seen this photo before, taken from Hemming Plaza, looking at the new fed courthouse behind the Confederate Memorial.

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The new Main Library has helped to create an influx of people hanging out in Hemming Plaza all day.

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Busy intersection with hot dog stands, people crossing, faux streetcar (I hate those), five buses at one stop, etc.

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Nice Grit!!

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I actually like this little picture.

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This is our main downtown jewelery store under the building below.

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Go gold with the new Gold's Gymn (not open yet)

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We must be in Germany

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Chunky Chef restaraunt.

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Continuing on...(you can never post too many pics, unless it's all in 1 post I guess -_- )

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One of several large alleys in the city.

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Workin round the clock on these beautiful beotches

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So that's why they call it the Marble Bank building!

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That would be grass.

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We're startin to look like New York what with all the scaffolding and the sound of jack hammers as streets and buildings are rehabbed.

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Bad angle of this building, which is one of my favorites, built in 1925-26.

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Enterprise Center with the Omni Hotel (good for hotel parties ;) )

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Old Aetna peeking out over some palms.

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Monorail crossing X

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Buildings always look taller in pictures.

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I reiterate...

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Patriotic town. And extremely conservative too!

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We offer a 3-N-1 discount...yea, that made no sense, but here are three of J-ville's greatest in one photo.

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And on and on and on... :rofl:

Let's see some inner city garages...

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New one with street retail for the Carling residential renovation.

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The Carling through some open space.

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Yes, this is indeed an indoor garage for the city's tallest (BOA).

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A little more obvious, but still nicely hidden in a 60s way.

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Let's climb right up!

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Hey neighbor!, looks kinda' Japanese IMO

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So the cameraphone did alright I guess!

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People live there!

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East Bay St area, nicely renovated for retail, bars, and clubs for the Superbowl, and it's still doing ok, but could always be better.

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crapty shot of new residential construction, soon to be A LOT more there!!!

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Part of the southbank.

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See ya!

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WOW!

Even for a camera phone, this is one of the best photo threads of Jax in a long time! I like your style, and the different things you shot. Keep the photos coming!

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Nice variety of pictures. I've driven past Jacksonville many times but haven't gotten off the main roads to see the downtown. Many more nice older buildings than I would have thought. It gives the city character.

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