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RUST IN PEACE by thespook RUST IN PEACE by thespook
Taken with my uncle's SD14.

When the old man who lived next door to my grandparents died, a developer bought the property and demolished the house, planning to build a multilevel shop/office building.

One half of the property faces the shopping street, and the other half (that used to have the old man's home on it) faces the residential street. They wanted to use up the whole footprint :/

Long story short, the locals protested (most vocal my uncle), and for two years now nothing much has happened on that site apart from the grass growing. Part of the auto shop that was out the front has survived and is now in a state of urban decay.

When I saw that on the wall, the photo took itself.

here's a Google Street View of the building/property
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Kevenaar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Student Photographer
ironically 'Rust' means Rest in dutch :P

great pciture!
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thespook Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
...thus adding yet another layer of interpretation, cool.

Thanks for the comment :)
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:iconkevenaar:
Kevenaar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Photographer
exactly ;)
no problem!
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SimZalaMirza Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student General Artist
I like it:)
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hayaji Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Have you ever seen any work by ~fahrmboy ? This picture reminded me of something he would do.
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TwoFacedReflection Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Genious!


Sad about that man, though...
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jack22 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Looks great, incredibly sketchy.
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:iconthespook:
thespook Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Sketchy indeed. I left soon after because the smell of urine was a bit too strong ;p
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:iconjack22:
jack22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Charming :)
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Bleeding-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
Times like this it's very good to know more English - an untransletable text which has the best effect in original.
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:iconthespook:
thespook Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
Would you like me to simplify it, or was that more an observation?
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Bleeding-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Oh, no thanks, it was simply an observation.
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nyappymiku Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
ah great picture!!
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LewisBush Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
I love photos with backstories like this, simple, sad.
Super stuff.
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exchanged-stock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
How sad..personally I think developers should be fined for leaving places to wither away and become a trap for all and sundry.
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SaCliliad Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
I really like this shot, it's grungy and just really awesome. Rust in Peace. :D What a champ.

*grins* Keep up the good stuff!
xx

Sarah jennifer
SaCliliad :heart:
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WarthogDemon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007   Writer
Nice pic. :o
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DVeditor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
I really like the shot - though it's the story that really makes the deviation here. Well told. :salute:
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ljo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
I'm a sucker for urban decay pictures.....and while it's sad that this image
was made possible because of developers greed it is still a fine photo. It
is probable that the urban decay is still much of an improvement over any
development that might have shown up. And, of course the writing on
the wall says it all. :hug:s to you and Nadia ! :heart:
Laurie
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luci-ette Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Megadeth! :horns:
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masked-racoon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
thats sad
= (
what do ya recon there gonna do with the place??
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