Is it possible for a place to be partly abandoned?
There's a group of apartment buildings, four in all, not far from my house, all alike. I'd never gotten very close to them until fairly recently, when the dogs decided they wanted to go up there during one of our morning walks.
Seen from afar, they look pretty dingy--the landscaping desperately needs tending, as does the paint (at the very least, a good power washing would go a long way). A dispirited-looking slide and swing set attests to the former, if not current, presence of children.
Approaching the apartments from the rear, you can see that some of them are indeed still occupied, with bikes, gardening implements, profusions of colorful flowers and laundry hanging outside. Others, not so much. I desperately wanted to take a photo of the back yard of one apartment that was completely and horribly overgrown with a huge, intimidating tangle of weeds that looked to be taller than I am; unfortunately, there was an elderly lady working in her garden right next to it, and I didn't feel right about taking the photo.
The other day, I saw that one of these buildings seems to have occupants in the two apartments on the ends; the ones in the middle seem to not be in use.( Collapse )