Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger

Wow, good thing I held out on posting about this photo because BB just confirmed my suspicions about the caption that this photo came with when it was published over at The Big Picture.

When I first saw this photo, it jumped out at me because it was visually appealing but puzzling as well. The post it was included in was about the recession but something didn’t sit right with me when I saw this image in the set. My head was thinking “Nice photo, but this probably has nothing to do with the recession in its own context.”

Turns out, I was sort of right. These newspaper stands are collected here because San Francsico banned them a few years ago and are now just getting around to enforcing the law.