Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Suburban Decay I

Jerry is gone; his floor store is closed. Much of this strip mall is empty.

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  1. Yesterday and today you've shown us a bleak picture of urban economics. Hope the situation improves all over!!

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  2. We're seeing that a lot here, too. The building looks so lonely. I hope someone occupies and revives it soon!

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  3. Here in Norway things are fine,but we have the problem of people moving to the city.An old man sat in his little house on the hill side with the grass growing .Alone on the farm ,alone in his comunity.
    When asked if he was sad because of this he smiled and said time will come and this place will live again.We have to think 100 years ahead,This hit me ,his happines and that he thought 100 years ahead,but again he was around 85,100 years is not that long.
    However I so wish you Americans will have a better economy and more jobs soon,not in 100 years.

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  4. Das gibt es bei uns auch....jeden Tag geht in Berlin ein Laden pleite. Herzliche Grüsse:)

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  5. Sadly this is happening everywhere now.

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  6. Reminds me very much of this Morgan Freeman movie, 10 items or less. For us here in Europe, this kind of cityscape symbolizes a lot the way we see the US. Great cultural richness (you're such a fantastic melting pot!), next to decay. Anyway, Jerry went probably back to Ireland. Or Poland (Jerzy?)

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  7. There is a lot of that going around.

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  8. I always feel sad when I see or hear of shops that are closing down. Here in Victoria, Angus & Robertson books are closing 10 of their stores.
    What was Jerry's?

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  9. Hi Lief! I'm the GSE team member of Brazil, and I've just received your email! Thanks for contacting us!
    Let me tell you: I love photos! I'm the photografer of the team, but I just do this for hobby. I have a Sony Cybershot Hx1 and it lets me makes beautiful pictures, but not professional ones.
    When I see all your photos, I'll send you new coments about it! Hugs!

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  10. Oh dear! Looks like the recession got him. Very sad.

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  11. Sadly a worldwide mean to measure time and life. Same over here. Please have a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  12. One reason I keep telling people to shop locally.

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  13. Hmm so that is still the situation in the U.S. I had a visitor of the U.S. lately over here. And we hardly notice anything of the crisis, in fact everything is going on as usual. Also the building sector.
    But one thing, we had a national scandal. The ING bank gave hughe bonusses -again- to it's top personell. And our governement is going to tax these bonusses for a 100%. It's an extra of biljons. Whahahaha - there is power for the people when they unite!

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  14. We have lots of empty spaces unfortunately. Some of it has to do with new development building sites to attract shoppers and businesses leaving for prime spots elsewhere.

    And yes Leif I am knitting a bit. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my granddaughter and am knitting little things.

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  15. It is happening here too. So sad...

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  16. Leif, I wish you could make this come alive a la your Col. Sanders magic...... Sorry you missed the super moon; it was quite something.

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  17. building is owned by a REIT, which is an investment fund style owned by many US and international investors, and is mismanaged and therefore out of touch with the local economy. If owned at a cheaper cost by a "mom-and-pop" landlord, the building would be full.

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