29 November 2011

Urban Prison #3 - Hemming us in

There as a time when I would stroll over to the cliff above Albany Road to enjoy the sunset or to just look at the Bay. Those days are over. This area became a dumping ground for building rubble and garden refuse, it was an escape route for criminals and became a favourite hangout for drunks and druggies......................
The result, rather than tackling the root cause of the problems, the authorities decided to fence off the area and so one of my favourite viewpoints is gone, unless you enjoy looking through the wire.


3 comments:

Firefly said...

Very sad that the problem isn't solved but rather prevented in this ugly way.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

This is extremely sad on so many levels. Places where I once believed I had freedom are not so. Is this the fate of humankind? http://othernatureid.blogspot.com/2011/11/razor-barbed-wire.html

Merisi said...

Heart-breaking, the wire fence as band-aid for the ills of a society. The picture speaks for itself. Great capture, though! I hope the authorities do get to the root of the problem, some day.