Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust

Downtown Hometown this afternoon, demolition of the next-to-last building (but for the gas station on the corner) in the 100 block of West Jefferson Street. Another gap, what? another parking lot, but for the fact that if there are no businesses there are few needs for parking. Some vacant lots have been planted to grass, some graveled or paved, but they are what they are: vacant gaps where once bustling commerce thrived.


Lin said...

"Once there was a parking lot, now it's all covered with daisies...." Is that the Talking Heads or just David Byrne?? I don't even remember the name of the song. Either way, it's so appropriate.

vanilla said...

(nothing But)Flowers

Once there were parking lots
Now it's a peaceful oasis
you got it, you got it

This was a Pizza Hut
Now it's all covered with daisies
you got it, you got it

I miss the honky tonks,
Dairy Queens, and 7-Elevens
you got it, you got it

And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
you got it, you got it

--Talking Heads

--thx 4 the reminder, Lin