After enjoying a few tastes of wine at Sonoita Winery, I tramped around some abandoned buildings down the road and was drawn by the complementary colors of the rusting metal locker against old building.
I am intrigued by this building that I passed several times in my solo wanderings around Shanghai. Do people still live there? It appears that they do because of the open windows and laundry. On the other hand, is it vacant — or nearly vacant, waiting for the demolition crew? On the ground floor, the shops appear to be boarded up. Across the street is an upscale apartment complex and, as you can see, behind it is a sea of high-rise apartment buildings. (Click on an image to enlarge it.)
It may not be a great photograph, but this image of the patched-together garage always makes me smile because it reflects the brilliant and quirky personality of my generous and kind uncle, my father’s youngest brother. It’s a hodgepodge of parts, engines, signs, treasures, and memories. The roof was high on one side, so he cut down the pole, only to find it much too short. Being a problem-solver, he wedged a piece back into the space, thus raising the roof a bit. See the post on the right-hand side? The roof still slopes.