someone stole the siding
Richmond Heights MO - December 2013
This area of Richmond Heights, although I did love the weird other worldly desolation and end of days derelict housing, this area was bought out and the houses sat vacant until the developer leveled the area to build a Menards shopping plaza. Not that that’s any better, but this area is not abandoned in the traditional sense.
It’s still a cool photo… And urban landscaping which is what this blog is about. Yes the title is abandoned living, but if you read the description you’ll find it’s about way more than just that. About what we choose to throw away versus what we choose to hold onto as a society.
Oh, it’s a great photo. And I’ve read the description and my statement still stands. In this case, like many others, the revenue from yet another big box hardware store outclassed the tax revenue from seventy something homes. It’s pretty fucking amazing that we value retail choice over building communities. (sad trombone sound)
I get what you’re saying, which is why I think the photo fits this blog. We’re throwing away homes and communities and it says a lot about our society.
What we throw away versus what we hold onto.