Posts Tagged ‘Photographs’
Saturday afternoon snapshots, Bed-stuy area:
Some Graffiti and wall murals from around Bed-Stuy:
This mural appeared a couple of weeks ago at the corner of Greene and Classon, on the wall of a store advertising ‘International News’ on it’s now very tattered awning. The store has been closed as long as I’ve been in the area – five years – but I think I’ve seen the man in the mural around the neighborhood, though not for awhile. A guy asleep on a chair usually inhabits this space but I haven’t seen him around for awhile either.
Corner of Greene and Macy. Along with the Holy Quaran picture on the right, the blocked off windowframe has votive candles.
Community Mural on Green, corner of Nostrand.
I am trapped on Planet Toronot . . .
Taking in the view . . .
Waiting for my ship to come in . . .
The Brooklyn sunset seen from the roof of my girlfriend’s old place in Fort Greene.
Posted in elephant and castle, Gentrification, Heygate Estate, London, Photographs, tagged elephant and castle, Heygate Estate, Photographs, Photography, Recession, Regeneration on February 18, 2009| 2 Comments »
Taken Fall, 2008
As the Heygate Estate empties out – it is over fifty percent empty now and the first demolitions are scheduled to begin after the summer, what is lees and less clear is what will happen once the estate is demolished. The credit crunch has made the future of the Elephant and Castle regeneration uncertain. At the moment, it looks as if the estate could be pulled down and a vast moribund construction site be left in it’s place. For years.
At least it would slow down the gentrification of the Elephant.