Monday, April 18, 2005
Elizabeth Street II
I tend to avoid taking photos of things that aren't a permanent fixture of a street, prefering instead to capture something that other people might feel compelled to go and take a look at for themselves.
There always seems to be a lot of building going on in Adelaide. Maybe cities everywhere are like that. Cranes reach out of the skyline as they take apart old buildings and put together new ones.
Everything is getting older, from the newly constructed office complex with its new-carpet smell to the crumbling walls of some forgotten building with boarded-up windows. For everything there is the briefest moment of being new, just before the clock starts winding down.
In the infinite reach of time, a broken umbrella on the footpath is insignificantly less permanent than a building rooted to the earth. The building may be on the street longer than the umbrella but will one day be forgotten just the same.