Ain't That America

I hear so much about new building permits and housing starts and how they relate to the state of the economy. I have also been aware of the growing trend of photographing urban decay. But decay is everywhere. I can't begin to count the number of abandoned buildings like this one, sitting on the corner of two no longer relevant roads. It's sad, thinking about all the time, effort and money someone spent building a structure like this. The local economy must have been vibrant enough to sustain it, at least for a while. If we aren't interested in the longevity of a place, why build with this much quality. A disposable structure might be a better investment. But then, what would I have to photograph? Maybe Mellencamp had it right, "But just like every thin' else those old crazy dreams /
Just kinda came and went ." 

 Ain't That America

Ain't That America