Friday, December 21, 2018
Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo, one of our country's more disreputable banking institutions, has a large presence in Ocala. This photo pictures one of the the Wells Fargo branches on Ocala's east side.
Initially, I took the photo because of the colors and the contrast between the commercial (bank) and Mother Nature (trees). But then I realized this is a rather poignant symbol of the Christmas season. The banks at this time of year are packed with holiday shoppers pulling money out of their accounts or applying for loans to obtain additional money with which to buy Christmas gifts with which to litter their living rooms on Christmas morning.
Scrooge, the bad guy of Christmas, has a point, I think.
"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson