Saratoga Springs is beautiful. No one in their right mind will dispute that fact. However, there are a few places where I prefer the grungier, dirtier view of Saratoga.
This “Photo Blog” only has two photos… but hopefully both will provoke some thought on how ugly can be beautiful, too.
The first image is of a jockey after a race. Being behind in a horse race on a muddy day isn’t a glamorous job. Neither is the job of cleaning the silks afterward. But seeing it up close you can gain an appreciation for the work these guys (and gals) do to entertain us and to help owners, trainers and the horses to be the best they can be on race day.
The second is one of our famous springs. In Congress park under the white pavilion or gazebo (I’m not sure what one people prefer), there is a spring of almost drinkable water. It’s fresher than most of the springs around the area what tells me that it probably won’t do so much for my health, beauty or whatever other magic the springs bring. This spring also has some fresh graffiti on it, unfortunately. I found the freshness and purity of the water and the distastefulness of the graffiti to be ironic and therefore interesting. What do you think?
If you know of any other “dirty” spots around Saratoga – let me know. If I have the time (and permission) to shoot them… I’ll post the images here, on the Snapshots Blog.