Richmond, Virginia, bounded by Azalea Avenue and I-95 to the north, Brook Road to the east, Westbrook Avenue to the south, the once shiny and new Azalea Mall, now 40+ acres of crumbling asphalt.
The proposed Albemarle Place in Charlottesville/Albemarle will be about this size.
Some commercial developments prosper for hundreds of years, some stumble and fall after a few decades.
I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.
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