Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Dupont Chemical Corporation has an enormous facility near this apartment complex, which is lovingly named Duport Circle. Just to ensure a "fair and balanced" picture, the most of the actual Duport family lives in mansions on enormous tracts of land in northern Delaware.

Dupont Circle is in the distince, with an unused distribution center in the foreground. The center is seperated from the abandoned department store behind the photo by a tangled barrier of thorns, weeds, roots, and trash. Somewhere in that mix there is also flowing water, supposedly.

What an aesthetically pleasing residence to barely afford to live in for the rest of one's life. The circling seagull's were pretty, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, traveling on any train in the USA will be like this. In the SF Bay Area you can take the commuter Caltrain and see the most rundown parts of the Bayarea.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadder still to see that much of what is being paraded here as some kind of capitalist problem relates less to capitalism (not found in the USA) than it does to poorly implemented socialism. Many wishes of luck for your the sanctity of your beliefs but, unless you've spent time in countries where socialism actually works, you wont really understand the problem, though you can point and scream all you want to the obvious results.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Populations shift and change. There is no reason to believe neighborhoods or even cities will stay around forever. As NYC rejuvenates other areas decay. What do you think happened to all of those Roman ruins?

10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reasons for what you show are quite clearly illustrated in the book "Suburban Nation". It is a no-brainer.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fascinates me is that places can change. It may not happen overnight but it can happen. When I see these pictures, I see great opportunity. These are areas with developed roads and underlying infrastructure just waiting for some new investment or growth. Look at Las Vegas for example. It's a desolate desert and yet throngs of people flock there to spend money. It's essentially a self fulfilling prophecy. This can happen anywhere and just the opposite is true as well.

12:34 PM  

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