Monday, March 12, 2007

This is a tunnel on the busiest and most technologically advanced passenger railroad in the United States.

Trash fills the spaces where tracks formerly were, though a transportation corrider like this desperately needs capacity.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense, but you really need to proofread what you've written before posting it. You keep using "it's" incorrectly. "It's high price," etc. You're saying "It is high price." When you use an apostrophe in "its," you're making the contraction for "it is."

Also, you say the little girl on the billboard has "an explanation of joyful surprise," when I think you mean "expression."

I think this is a good entry with valid points, but it seriously diminishes the power of it when you make such basic grammatical mistakes. Everyone can shriek about how they hate grammar nazis, but what I'm saying is true.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Jeff Lassahn said...

It is. I'll go fix it, thanks for the help.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

I've always been fascinated by urban decay, thanks for this post.

It's too bad more of these communities can't get together and clean up their own neighborhoods. I understand why they don't, but it's a shame it doesn't happen as much.

These buildings seem to have so much potential, if only the local community colleges, universities, and architechtual and desgin agencies don't do more in terms of community growth projects (volunteered time, recycled materials, etc.) to fix these structures up (like Rural Studio).

If I had a billion dollars...

12:44 AM  
Blogger dancestoblue said...

It's a dying city. Painful to watch it happen, but it's painful to watch an old dog die also, or an old man; it's sad, but common as rain.

We'd kill to have that sort of room, those sorts of buildings here in Austin. Fifteen years ago, maybe twenty, Austin was dying, you'd have taken very similar photos here. For whatever reason, Austin and in fact most Texas cities have come back, and in a big way. Texas quit being just oil oil oil, became diversified, somehow found its balance just as it seemed to be falling over - the 80s were hard here.

Maybe Baltimore can find a way back. I hope so.

Great photos. Thanx for posting.


Austin Texas

2:42 AM  

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