Friday, January 20, 2017

Abandoned housing development, Atlanta

On the outskirts of Atlanta, I found this abandoned housing development: if you look closely, you can see that it is clearly a victim of the 2008 housing crisis. The trees were cleared from the roadways and the pattern of cul-de-sacs laid down. They then began to clear the trees off, prefatory to building, but had only done some of them before the economic crisis caused work to be halted. Now, the trees surge back, reclaiming what was taken from them, and some of the cul-de-sac spaces have been put to new and unofficial uses, as evidenced by the clutter (trash, or perhaps a campsite?) in the left-most cul-de-sac.