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I know that just about everybody here knows who James is, probably largely from the podcasts where he stands athwart Rob Long, enticing him into breaking into his segue, but I’ve only sporadically checked out his Bleat blog, which he has been doing since Moses took two tablets of Advil down from Mt. Doom and rebuilt his lightsaber to defeat the Sith on a volcano planet somewhere, out there, in the galaxy.
Today, he’s documenting what’s happened in his town, pictures of the buildings, many of them with boards on the windows, but he’s also got these fantastic tidbits on the architecture and the background on the buildings.
But that’s just part of it. It’s a page of amazing, old-timey, referential “stuff” that really seems to demonstrate the idea that some good things are lost over time — and some not so good things are lost over time, too, and good riddance — but the chronicling of the change is what’s interesting to me. The spaces where people lived, and then lived no longer.
Thanks, James!Published in