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OBSCENITIES


There is a street in Saint Louis which sleeps, unseen.


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Photographs in this book were taken in Chain of Rocks Park in north Saint Louis. They show a series of abanonded roads which once connected Bellefontaine Neighbors with Riverview drive. Nature has begun her patient, hidden work of unmaking. But asphalt, concrete, and steel resist her blind creep and smothering embrace, and so the street sleeps uneasily to its slow death, dreaming of fantasties and nightmares. This book was produced by Alexander Perkins in the Urban Books studio at Washington University in St. Louis, in the fall of 2011. Edition

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Obscenities [sfw]  

Sublime infrastructure- abandoned roads give rise to phantoms and fantasy

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