Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday My Town: Abandoned / Neglected

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▲ Above: Rusting iron fence around an old grave

▼ Below: Not “neglected”, but abandoned for the sake of “progress”…

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▲ A year ago I took this photo of an old wooden house with outbuilding across the street from a modern supermarket. (1.3.2011) Still people living there then I think, but I knew there were building plans for the area around it, and I was wondering whether the old house would be spared or not.

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▲ ▲ 10.3.2012 – Obviously NOT!

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24.3.2012 – Not a trace left!

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30.3.2012 = today
The first of the new apartment buildings is rising

Friday My Town Shoot Out

13 comments:

  1. Progress can be merciless!! But what a shame about this gorgeous, ornate fence!!! So heavy and beautiful.

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  2. Superb shots of the railings, they look very much as if in 3D. New is frequently not better, sadly.

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  3. men of such little vision. what a waste. In Curitiba in Southern Brasil the old building and apartments were used as the entrances for new buildings. It is interesting and leaves a distinctive flavor of the past.

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  4. It's very similar here, a lot of buildings are torn down to be replaced with more high-rise buildings! Can't be help, since we too tiny with bursting population. Soon it will be 6 million people in our already congested island.

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  5. Ekkk it's gone! Good thing you take a photo of that old house. The house is beautiful sad part it has to go. ^_^

    FMTSO

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  6. Ahh, the price of progress!

    I love the shots of the old railings, especially the first. I can imagine how lovely they would be if restored.

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  7. hope this doesn't mean your country is starting to act like the USA and tear down all the old and up with the new. i like that old house, and would much prefer it to the new building. the fence is beautiful even in its neglected state. i love that first photo

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    1. Yes I think it's a pity the old house had to go, too - but in this case I can see why. Even if they'd spared it, I doubt it would have been very attractive for anyone to live in now, squeezed in between apartment buildings, school and supermarket. It was a one-family house next to a boring parking lot and a neglected grove of a few wild trees and weeds. Instead there will be 107 new apartments. I'm glad I got that photo of it before all the tearing down started though.

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  8. I like your shot of the house/farm a year ago in all its glory. sort of sad the sight of progress.

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  9. :( Always sad to see an old beauty disappear. It is a-shame the fencing is not being maintained either. I am sure it was costly at one time.

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  10. Don't it always seem to go
    That you don't know what you've got
    'Til it's gone
    They paved paradise
    And put up a parking lot
    Joni Mitchell

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  11. Ah, very apt... Although, to be fair, in this case they actually also dug up a parking lot to build houses instead.

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  12. Well, I never knew what the words between "'Til it's gone" and "And put up a parking lot" were -"They paved paradise". I always wanted to know that - the nearest I could get was 'They came in the night'.

    Love the ones of the grave but then I'm a sucker for graveyards and old headstones and things.

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