Fill ‘er Up

Esso

One prospect on the architecture of oil and industry, Toronto.  These places are everywhere in urban landscapes; so much so, that they often go unnoticed, blending into the backrgound.  I recently saw Edward Burtynsky’s Breezewood, which is an image of the ubiquitous suburban “strip” littered with gas stations and fast food joints, all competing for attention and dollars; I didn’t know if it was Breezewood PA or Mississauga.  I sometimes call it the Architecture of NoWhere since it lacks character or grounding in the community, and therefore could be anywhere.  You can find Breezewood on Burtynsky’s site by following the “oil” link and then going to “transportation”.

This image is part of My World Tuesday.

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