Monday, October 25, 2010

Economic Geography

When I was a young college boy I took a class in Economic Geography – which had the double advantage of fulfilling a science requirement and not involving math. To my great surprise, concepts from that class still regularly occur to me, especially when I see urban buildings falling into ruins.

These Midwestern examples (which I discovered here) look far more likely to be demolished than saved – simply because they are wrong for the time and the place where they find themselves, even though they were exactly right for the time and the place when they were built. They have not moved, but the world around them has.