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The American Caliban

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glendale stripmall [Mar. 4th, 2009|09:08 pm]
The American Caliban

glendale stripmall, originally uploaded by mannydiller.

I can't get over how good this guy is. Manny Diller, the king of bleak suburban despair.

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[User Picture]From: e_compass_rosa
2009-03-05 05:44 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of bleak suburban despair, so will have to check him out.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2009-03-05 05:58 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: jakeinhartsel
2009-03-06 03:49 pm (UTC)
I for one rather like Quonset Huts.
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[User Picture]From: jakeinhartsel
2009-03-06 03:52 pm (UTC)
However I don't much like Urban areas at all, particularly to have to live in.
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[User Picture]From: tuliphead
2009-03-07 08:42 am (UTC)
i've seen this guy's work before and it is SO eerie to me, having grown up in phoenix. it's like he took photos from inside my head circa 1984. his pictures are frequently just exactly the way i remember a place - the light, the age, the bleakness. arizona is a beautiful state but phoenix is not much of a jewel.
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[User Picture]From: mr_flippant
2009-04-16 03:56 am (UTC)

Speaking of bleak suburban despair...

60 of 66 homes on a single block in Detroit vacant or abandoned:

http://www.sweet-juniper.com/2009/04/singularity.html

via Kottke
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