Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The estate of being in West Chester


The end of an era, originally uploaded by juliecinci.

Where we live, old farms are being demolished at an alarming rate. Silos and barns turn to rubble to make way for "estates." Oh the irony! Will a tract home, no matter what square footage, ever be an estate compared with the farmland before it?

5 comments:

Carol said...

So sad! :( I just read Crunchy Cons, and it he talks about this in his book. I just don't know what the balance is there. I have tried to take a picture of the "estates" that are being put in our neighborhood in place of a lovely forest of Douglas Firs right next to the hospital. I thought it was so nice that patients could look out over that. Now, they will look out over the tract homes. What is the balance?

Ampersand said...

That makes me so sad!

jayfish said...

:(

makes me want to be rich so i can buy up land to remain undeveloped...

Sandy said...

I'd love to know the story of that farm and walk through the house and barns. How sad to know that the clock is ticking on that beautiful scene and soon it will be replaced by construction and eventually one house next to another.

Great picture though - documents what's happening and really shows the contrast between past and present.

Susanne B. said...

Have you seen "Miss Potter" yet? The latter portion of the film is about this exact subject, only set in the Lake District. You'd love it! :)

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