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Ex-Ithacan Jan 22, 2018 3:23 PM

Gritty Cities
 
Thought I'd start a thread dedicated to found photo grit. I'll kick it off with a photo album from Steve Rollo on Flickr. He covers Newburgh, NY which is a Hudson River city which has been experiencing a severe decline ove the past several decades. Though there are efforts underway to stabilize the city, mixed results.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburgh,_New_York


Now the pics.... a link to Steve's "Newburgh" album:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_...57634741503010


Here's an example of his pics highlighting the crime/gang issue affecting the city:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5757/3...5e37c5ce_h.jpg

:(

Ex-Ithacan Feb 5, 2018 1:45 AM

Here's an album from Joe Augstell on Flickr covering some grit in Buffalo, NY. It's mostly abandoned houses, but there's some other stuff in there too.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/638605...57669906722346

:uhh:

Ex-Ithacan Feb 17, 2018 3:03 AM

Camden, NJ from Mario Russell on Flickr.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/lesmar...57627633504428

:sly:

Ex-Ithacan Apr 30, 2018 9:15 PM

Hella lot of photos of Buffalo here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/638605...57650136032183

:shrug:

Docta_Love May 6, 2018 9:23 PM

A sunrise shot of downtown the early morning haze adds to the gritty feel in the foreground the soon to be hopefully not so gritty Michigan Central Depot.

https://alannastlaurent.com/wp-conte...-Sunrise-2.jpg
https://alannastlaurent.com/galleries/detroit/skylines/

Ex-Ithacan May 8, 2018 1:10 AM

^ Great color in that rascal, thanks.

Ex-Ithacan Jul 4, 2018 5:25 PM

Joe Augstell Niagara Falls, NY grit album (Flickr):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/638605...57651018957030

CaliNative Jul 5, 2018 8:18 AM

Like that song from "The Music Man", "Gary, Indiana Gary, Indiana, Gary Indiana..." etc. Other candidates: Youngstown OH, Wheeling WV, McKeesport PA.

Ex-Ithacan Jul 5, 2018 5:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8241869)
Like that song from "The Music Man", "Gary, Indiana Gary, Indiana, Gary Indiana..." etc. Other candidates: Youngstown OH, Wheeling WV, McKeesport PA.

Good suggestions, how about Braddock, PA?

From Robert Dorsett on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100777...57603845996431

Ex-Ithacan Aug 2, 2018 6:18 PM

Chester, PA (except the last 19 pics). From jerici cat on Flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/797613...57683372002663

Ex-Ithacan Sep 16, 2018 8:48 PM

Another visit to Newburgh, New York. Here's an album from Desolate Places on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevers...57623022521629

:(

Ex-Ithacan Oct 14, 2018 3:41 PM

Cairo, Illinois has had a rather checkered past, and over the last 100 years has gone from over 15,000 residents to a bit over 2,000.
More info:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairo,_Illinois

Here's a link to some Flickr pics from Bruce Wicks. Some nice buildings, but also plenty of abandoned grit:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/touris...57624296474196

:(

Ex-Ithacan Dec 21, 2018 10:59 PM

Here's some pics from Diane Deaton Street of Cincinnati, (2013,14,15)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/deaton...57632988097331

bwhite3024 Jan 5, 2019 5:24 PM

Baltimore

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/815/3...f43943eb_c.jpg credit:Kevin Moore

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...ac0f0914_c.jpg credit: Dan Macy

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/...dcc0d9a4_c.jpg credit: Bill Adams

Ex-Ithacan Jan 17, 2019 11:26 PM

^ That first picture kind of sums it up.


Holyoke, Mass by Denis Tagney:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/216398...57621987107479

bwhite3024 Feb 10, 2019 7:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 8440553)
^ That first picture kind of sums it up.


Holyoke, Mass by Denis Tagney:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/216398...57621987107479

Unfortunately not all cities have the federal government to pull them from the murder capital of the country (DC) to a thriving city which is what it is today.


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