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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Go for a ride?


There are parts of the city that have not been completely gentrified, and there you will find pockets of detritus, the things that people can't really bring themselves to throw away completely, that have grown themselves into inexplicable constructions. Here an empty lot is sheltering an abandoned car, on Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, a residential neighborhood which has both vestiges of its bohemian and economic refugee past living side by side with it's renovated upmarket present in very close quarters. Someone has placed some rather unsuccessful potted house plants on the car, it seems they can't quite bear to throw them away either, and as the ground rises up to bury the car, the plants and the surrounding weeds are taking root and adding an ornamental touch, turning it all into some kind of archeological ruin/garden furniture of the neighborhood. See this view of the chicken wire window treatment.

6 comments:

Sam said...

LOL - great shot! I think it costs a lot of money to tow a car away and junk it - cheaper just to keep it in the yard and put a flower pot on it, lol!

Rob said...

Interesting post. The words and picture go really well.

menggarang said...

Haha, really nice. And extra pic is great as well.

Denton said...

Thanks, I learned a new work from your post. I had to look up detritus. Gentrification is a difficult subject.

luggi said...

Heh, heh. Very nicely put. It should become a permanent installation.

RAINY CONVERSATION said...

Restored, that car would be worth a mint.