Sunday, June 1, 2008

CDPB Monthly Theme Day: Corner/Neighborhood Store

What does a neighborhood market mean to you? Perhaps a place that knows what you like, has a great selection, competitive prices and calls you by name. That, my friends, adds up to one special shop for me, amazon.com. I want it, they probably got it, and at a good discount, too. Salman Rushdie's new novel was published last week? It was in my office 48 hours later, shipping gratis (because they like me so much). Looking for that obscure recording by Annie Gosfield or Amy X. Neuburg? Just enter it in the search field. It's so comforting that when I log in it says, Hello, Bob. We have recommendations for you, unfailingly leading to something of interest.

Readers of this blog who would like to support its work are invited to visit my wish list, above, and send me something nice. Just to encourage future efforts, you know? Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the details.

173 Daily City Photo Bloggers are out supporting the consumer economy today. See their photos as they come up around the world here. Or, if you prefer, shop them one by one:

Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey by afyonblog, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie, Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Ararat, Australia by Digger, Arradon, France by Alice, Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Aspen (CO), USA by IamMBB, Athens, Greece by Debbie, Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB, Avignon, France by Nathalie, Barrow-in-Furness, UK by Enitharmon, Barton (VT), USA by Andree, Belgrade, Serbia by Bibi, Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA, Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Bogor, Indonesia by Gagah, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre, Brookville (OH), USA by Abraham, Bucharest, Romania by Malpraxis, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt, Budapest, Hungary by agrajag, Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose, Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Cavite, Philippines by Steven Que, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff, Château-Gontier, France by Laurent, Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley, Chennai, India by Shantaram, Chennai, India by Ram N, Chicago (IL), USA by U R us, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic, Corsicana (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Edinburgh, UK by Dido, Evry, France by Olivier, Folkestone, UK by Clare Unsworth, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne, Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA by Gigi, Gainesville (FL), USA by Leah, Geneva (IL), USA by Kelly, Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton, Gun Barrel City (TX), USA by Lake Lady, Hamilton, New Zealand by Sakiwi, Hangzhou, China by Chanin, Haninge, Sweden by Steffe, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa, Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald, Hyde, UK by Old Hyde, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005, Jogjakarta, Indonesia by Jogja Portrait, Katonah (NY), USA by Inkster1, Knoxville (TN), USA by Knoxville Girl, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine, Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Las Vegas (NV), USA by Mo, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944, Lisbon, Portugal by Maria João, Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham, London, UK by Mo, Los Angeles (CA), USA by Martha Perez, Mainz, Germany by JB, Manila, Philippines by Heyokity, Melbourne, Australia by John, Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly, Mexico City, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Misawa, Japan by misawa mama, Monroe (GA), USA by Tanya, Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montego Bay, Jamaica by Ann, Monterrey, Mexico by rafa, Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by MumbaiiteAnu, Mumbai, India by Magiceye, Nancy, France by yoshi, Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben, New Delhi, India by Delhi Photo Diary, New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, New York City (NY), USA by • Eliane •, New York City (NY), USA by Ming the Merciless, Norwich, UK by Goddess888, Oklahoma City (OK), USA by ananda.tashie, Orlando (FL), USA by OrlFla, Oslo, Norway by Lothiane, Owasso (OK), USA by Jennifer, Paderborn, Germany by Soemchen, Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben, Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Perth, Australia by Elevation7, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay, Petoskey (MI), USA by Christie, Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Townsend (WA), USA by raf, Portland (ME), USA by Corey, Posadas, Argentina by Lega, Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by Jules, Ramsey, Isle of Man by babooshka, Reykjavik, Iceland by Vírgíll, Riga, Latvia by , Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke, Rouen, France by Bbsato, Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saigon, Vietnam by Simon, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes, Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Salt Lake City (UT), USA by Eric, San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, San Francisco (CA), USA by PFranson, San Francisco (CA), USA by Louis la Vache, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim, Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Seoul, South Korea by Phil, Sequim (WA), USA by Norma, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia, Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok, Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, Springfield (IL), USA by Aubrey, Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine, Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Stouffville, Canada by Ken, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC, Sunshine Coast, Australia by bitingmidge, Sydney, Australia by Julie, Sydney, Australia by Sally, Sydney, Australia by Ann, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo, Tacloban City, Philippines by agnesdv, Tel-Aviv, Israel by Olga, Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard, Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torino, Italy by Fabrizio, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer, Torun, Poland by Glenn, Toulouse, France by Julia, Turin, Italy by Livio, Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Victoria, Canada by Benjamin Madison, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2, Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich, Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria, West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto, Willits (CA), USA by Elaine, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn,

TOMORROW: Anglo-American Wacko Cheeseburgers

19 comments:

Peter Fristedt said...

Corner shop of modern man! Good thinking.

Happy theme day!
Stockholm by pixels

babooshka said...

Very Lateral thinking. Have to agree, Amazon online is a godsend when you live on an island, like myself. o yes an interesting and unusual choice.

crittoria said...

Great choice for the theme day!! From one Amazon lover to another...have a great day and happy shopping!!

ananda.tashie said...

I like amazon too - a good pal who knows what I like. Though, she sometimes confuses my taste with that of my husband or son. Though, I guess good friends think about whole families. Still, sometimes it just needs to be all about me, you know? Oh well. Friends are just human. Sort of. ;)

Dan said...

Very creative take on the theme! One of my fav stores too.

Mo said...

Love your take on Theme Day.

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

Nice thinking modern. Good pick too. Never been disappointed in Amazon.

Knoxville Girl said...

Ha - I'll bet your computer screen has corners. Very clever.

Bibi said...

Ha, ha! You know, I thought of this too, since Amazon really is my corner store. I guess you and I are keeping them in business. The only thing that stopped me from taking "their" picture is that I thought I'd like to include a real person, so I chose my newspaper man!

Clever shot---and check out my blog tomorrow for something that will interest you as a lawyer...

Ming the Merciless said...

HA! You are an easy guy to please based on your Amaazon Wish-List. :-)

To respond to your question about The Butcher Shop, it is on 41st Street near Queens Blvd. It's been around for ages, I'm told. The original store was smaller and on the south side of Queens Blvd. on 42nd Street. That store burned down and a new one was built near me.

Hyde DP said...

I thought there might be someone who'd be shopping online and I'm not surprised it's you.

USelaine said...

Har!!!

Bbsato said...

Well done!

Chuck Pefley said...

Amazon does have something of a "Corner" on the market. Interesting and creative choice for theme day!

Olivier said...

bravo, très bon choix et vraiment très original.

bravo, very good choice and very original.

Keropok Man said...

Haha!

Does that mean we live in the same neighborhood?

Welcome, my new cyber neighbour!

Happy Theme Day!

• Eliane • said...

I like the subtle suggestion of your wishlist, lol.
I find them quite convenient: I use Amazon.fr or birthday gift to my brother & my dad. However, they are really not great on the French book side. If a book is just published, if it is not by an ultra famous author or an ultra famous publishing house, it's probably not there. Same thing for the French films. i know, I must be picky.

Jilly said...

Oh brilliant, Strangetastes! I'd have expected no less from you. Love your up to the minute take on Theme Day.

ptowngirl said...

Way to think outside of the box! I LOVE Amazon -- no, really. I exclusively did all of my Christmas shopping online with them for the past 2 years. You could not beat the prices I got! Being you mentioned to the 2-day delivery, you must be a PRIME member -- me too! It is SOOOO worth the money.

ptowngirl
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