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Old 01-16-2020, 07:50 AM   #21
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Yes, wasn’t the tumbled estate a striking image? As depressing as it was, it was also neat that the villagers would go sit on the orphaned front steps to pass the time. In their own way, they were quite defiant in the face of inevitability.
For me, the most striking thing about the estate is that it had been built only five years earlier. Ill-found, just like the bookstore. In the context of the time and post-war housing and material shortages, probably not entirely realistic, although evocative of bombed-out building sites, of which there still would have been many. And it wasn't even stripped of its plumbing; the bookstore went one worse here, as it had been founded on reject stock and what was left would have been valueless - unless to some other dumb cluck.
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