The subject of this painting is literally a trip down memory lane: these houses and alleys have been torn down to make room for new dwellings in an updated environment. Not a bad thing, I’m sure, as the old houses were in bad shape. Still, I can’t help feeling a little nostalgic about this old neighborhood, and the way in which people made their homes in very modest circumstances here. I do hope the powers that be allowed the people who lived here to stay in their neighborhood, rather than moving them out to the perifery. For what it’s worth, I imagined this fellow taking a stroll donw memory lane, and I was there with him.