Monday, March 12, 2012

Dwelling on First Avenue

Hard times often call for exception ingenuity. There's more to this little makeshift housing than may initially meet the eye. The opening of the box faces the viaduct abutment and limits wind. The box is placed on cinder blocks to eliminate the floor being soaked by runoff. As an additional measure of protection from pedestrian, vermin, and the elements, the housing sits on an elevated plane with makeshift steps leading up to it. Finally, there is the chair; everybody needs a cozy place to sit.

Makeshift Housing on Birmingham's 1st Avenue S. :: Canon T2i, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, 1/200s @ f/4, ISO 1600
For another photograph of ingenious housing by Birmingham's otherwise indigent, visit this post: "A Homestead of Sorts".

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