Whimsygizmo has chosen “change”for the featured word.
My daughter and granddaughter recently took a photographic
tour of Gary, Indiana. Change dealt a cruel hand to Gary.
As its steels mills closed, its workers fled. It’s once opulent
downtown (City Methodist Church pictured here) is a ghost
town with once gleaming buildings abandoned and in shambles.
It conjures an overwhelming feeling of sadness, and the
realization of the fragility of man and his efforts.
Submitted to dVerse
January 14, 2019
Inexorable in its progress
Change came to the City of the Century
Steel mills stand silent and abandoned
Once proud buildings fallen to ruin
Photographers flock to capture
Tattered sentinels of fragility of man
Now become a modern Angkor Wat
Seeking illusion of hope