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They Won't Come

By slephoto
The title's a play on the famous quote from "Field of Dreams," "If you build it, they will come."

The neighborhood we're currently living in was a swamp just outside the city limits that was bought cheap & built up even more cheaply at the tail end of the housing bubble. It's half-abandoned, with "for sale" signs dotting the yards of places not filled with folks like us who needed cheap rentals.

Here & there you can see evidence of where more was planned until it was all just abruptly dropped. This's a multi-lot section that's being reclaimed by nature. In the foreground's a stack of roofing tiles that were dropped off and never touched. They're rotting away bit by bit. In the back you can see a mount of dirt where a foundation was being cleared, and just behind that pipes sticking up where a space was cleared & pipes laid but no foundation was ever poured.

Some days it seems like the rest of the place is rotting away, just like this lot, only slower.

Also in this series:
Bubble Burst

Image © James Glendinning/SilverLight Esoterica Photography.
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Image details
Image size
4800x5998px 23.61 MB
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 21, 2010, 1:51:43 PM
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