Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gathering Nutrients

From Lostlosangeles:

Gathering nutrients

I've been thinking a lot about L.A.'s Mulholland car wrecks lately. All of these wrecks have been tagged by the county, making sure there are no bodies. We found one bumper that still had cable attached. A failed attempt to lift the wreck out of the canyon. Now they just leave them. Slowly being eaten by the chaparral, no one's complaining.

These cars can offer so much meaning: survival, rebirth, reclamation, warning. I think it's time to go back soon.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Sweet People

From David Burke:

Honey Truck 2 Door of Honey Truck

Honey truck, Canaan, CT:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Favorite Pastime, Reborn

From Dave Brigham:

I met Peter Arnemann on Facebook. We've never met in person, but a mutual friend suggested we become friends because we share interests in urban exploration and photography. He's signed on as an adjunct member of the Backside Gang. As such, we'll be posting links to photos of his that he's posted on the excellent Opacity site.

Peter visited an abandoned baseball stadium in Old Orchard Beach, ME, in 2008 and took these pictures. Peter told me that while the park is no longer used for minor league ball, it has been rehabbed for local use.

Through a quick Google search, I discovered that after sitting vacant for almost a decade, the park has indeed reopened after thousands of hours spent by community members to refurbish the stadium. Last December, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced that it has added a sixth franchise, to be based at Old Orchard Beach Ballpark.

For a brief history of the park, read this article from the park's official web site.

And for more pictures, from the park's heyday, through a fire and its resurrection, check this out.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Kezar Noir

From Joe Viger:

Kezar Noir

Friday night 10:23 pm in Kezar Falls, Maine

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Rusty Old

From Mick Melvin:

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I was on the way to a training recently and spotted this old rusty truck in Bloomfield, CT. I only had a few minutes to get to class, but I had to stop and take a few shots. When I stopped, I noticed two other vehicles.

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I found it interesting that vehicles from three different eras seem to have found their resting place on someone's front lawn.