Define: Street

The streets have names, but the names have no streets.

Walnut-Flanders McRae GA

Walnut Street and Flanders Avenue, McRae, Georgia, 9 April 2014

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist. The object: “This week, share a photo of something that says “twist” to you. It might be that perfect ice cream cone, a yummy bit of liquorice, or something unexpected that surprised, shocked, or startled you.”

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*Featured and Post Image are mine, Walnut Street and Flanders Avenue, McRae, Georgia, 9 April 2014
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3 thoughts on “Define: Street

  1. This is really interesting. Back home in SW Missouri my brother rented a house a few years ago. He got in the habit of mowing and weed-eating the lawn, trimming it to make it look real nice. One afternoon he noticed some bricks under the grass out in front of the house. He spent the next few hours cleaning all of the grass out in between about a two foot square of brick sidewalk. The rest of the side walk would’ve been about half a block long…He thought two feet was plenty to uncover.

    Looking at old pictures from when Monett was first founded you can see the main roads are all “paved” in bricks. Now it’s concrete and asphalt.

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    • What a neat story. I imagine that was a lot of work, but a fun find.
      I like looking at old pictures of cities, seeing how they’ve changed and grown over time. It’s interesting to see how material and resources and people came together to make something out of nothing, and then continue to adapt.

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  2. Flanders Ave. may actually be appropriate if it was named after the First World War Battles that took place in and around Ypres, Belgium. Ypres was where the first use of poison gasses were used as a weapon of mass destruction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ypres#World_War_I). Flanders Avenue, being empty and unused could be seen as a representation or memorial to those battles and the waste of life that occurred.

    Flanders, Ypres was made famous in the poem “In Flanders Fields.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Flanders_Fields; http://www.inflandersfields.be/en)

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