What if Carnegie exploded? Would the ruins be as cool?
Past: Just as the cracked paint of the sign fades, so too does the reign of the automobile and highway system. This sign is only one symbol of the spanning infrastructure built around cars (or since there is “no parking”, the lack thereof here on this sidewalk).
Present: How rare it is to find unplanned, unsculpted, unpreened foliage! Increasingly, greenery is used primarily as props; beautiful lawns, tree-lined walkways, etc. for humans’ aesthetic and recreational pleasure. So to see this vegetation flourishing seemingly untidied, yet still bridled by two built walls, is I think very surprising in our modern time.
Future: I took this picture at the end of the endless Guthrie bridge – a structure that appears very futuristic to me. I think that as we modernize, humans walk the line between preserving and reflecting upon our past and dreaming about the possibilities of the future – a dualism well represented in this photo.