Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
If you lived here, your house would be burnt down.

It's been pretty weird being in Morgantown this summer. All summer, I have been watching houses burn down. The area known as the loop at the bottom of falling run road has been quickly becoming transformed. It is really strange.

You know, we are in such a hurry to build new spaces, we don't really even salvage anything. We just burn it all up. Doesn't this seem a bit wasteful. it's like, if we had the time, or would just take the time, we could be providing for other people with some of the building materials in these old houses. Instead, they are reduced to rubble in a matter of minutes.

And then, just being in Morgantown this summer, it is pretty wild to see how much the area has been transformed in just the last two months.

New restaurants and businesses have emerged, and now homes are disappearing. I guess this is what progress looks like . . .

1 comment:

Pam's Place said...

wow, is this close to where you live? isn't it hot enough outside?? I agree...should salvage some of the stuff of habitat for humanity homes. Mo-town is growing like wild-fire (pardon the pun). Hows the car situation?
Pammy Swope