One of the unfortunate, yet oddly beautiful aspects of this neighborhood is the abandoned junk. I haven’t determined if there were ever any legally operating junkyards in this area, but there were certainly “independent” ones at some point. All throughout my neighborhood there are piles of old pieces and parts sticking out of the ground – cars, boats, toilets, tiles, toys, metal and plastic of various kinds (I’ve pondered organizing it like Valkenvania in that terribly bad 90s movie Nothing But Trouble.)
During the summer the thick underbrush hides everything, but during cooler months like this one the thicket disappears and you can see all the secrets it was hiding.
Just a few paces through the property next to mine and there is a
treasure junk trove to behold. We’ve uncovered at least eight abandoned cars and that’s without leaving the acre near our residence. We nervously joked that we hope we don’t find any bodies. It doesn’t take a suspicious mind to guess that quite a few scary things have happened in a rural area so close to a notoriously corrupt and high-crime city.
While I like to gawk at apocalypse/decay photos as much as anyone, I’d like to see this property loved again at some point. It’s for sale, you know :)
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