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Collected Item: “A City Once Busy”

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A City Once Busy

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

photograph

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

I once used to walk this street on my way to work at a restaurant. I always loved how busy it was, seeing the streets overcrowded with people who had places to be. When I lost my job because of the pandemic in March I had to go home for 7 months. At the beginning I think we all thought that things would have turned around by the time the leaves started to fall. When I came back, I went downtown to visit the restaurant I had once worked at. The restaurant was boarded up still and the streets were mostly empty, and I felt kind of empty too.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#DePaulHST269 #Restaurant #Economy #Autumn #Unemployed

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Emilee Fischer

Give this story a date.

2020-09-25
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