Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vacant building's terrain map


The sides of this shabby building, apparently part of an old day care center judging from the play equipment in the yard, are covered with a terrain map. I guess it shows the surrounding countryside of Russell County, Alabama. The building is in Hatchechubbee. I came across this complex while on Route 26, and from a distance I thought I was looking at an abstract mural. It would be a shame if the building is simply allowed to decay; the terrain map obviously took a lot of work and is impressively creative and ambitious. But the area is short on money, so I fear this giant visual is doomed.

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