Tuesday, December 12, 2006

All of this housing has been evacuated and boarded up following massive flooding. See next post down.

Looking down towards a railroad, an abandoned service station, a rusty trailer, piles of trash, and up to a tower of public housing. That tower is in the isolated community decribed in the last post, Gilpen Court. It has an astonishing share of murders within the city of Richmond, inevitably tied to it's immense poverty, stagnation, and isolation: http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD%2FMGArticle%2FRTD_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1031775642661&path=%21news%21special%21generic4&s=1058750351796

(it's area number 5. It's sad and tragic that in naming the regions with high murder rates, the map mostly just names variuos public housing complexes; everything with the name court.)

This graveyard is as populated as some of the residential lots behind and around it.


Anonymous naomi said...

Looking at these pictures, I can see why the founder of Richmond, Kentucky, named it after Richmond, Virginia. It is quite similar in the lay of the land and in its development.

10:54 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

If that comment is placed next to the photo closest to the comments icon, Richmond Kentucky would be pretty miserable- modeled after uneven land, with one big dying tree and three gravestones that can't even stand up straight!

11:42 PM  

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