Laura L Minor
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Idle Land


In the golden age of manufacturing great swathes of land were cleared. This made way for massive factories and their accompanying parking lots. Acres of yellow lined spots provided the convenience of proximity to the work force behind businesses such as Bell-aero Space and Kodak.

In Western New York that era has come to a close. Thousands of residents have abandoned the cities of the area. Once great businesses, have faulted, leaving empty shells of buildings and seas of vacant parking lots.  They stand as monuments to our former glory. Abandoned by their owner the asphalt surfaces begin to break down.  From the cracks nature begins to creep in, taking back the land once in its possession. After years of neglect bushes and trees move in and eventually this land will again be a field.

Copyright 2014-2003 Laura L Minor