Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Row

"The row of houses always put me in mind of those sets from old Hollywood western films, the ones with a painted façade representing the buildings in a small town. Frames of timber and painted cardboard, all lined up along a dusty main street, with nothing behind the closed doors but cables, debris, and possibly an expanse of desert wasteland.
       The street was like that. It had the feel of falseness, an ambiance of flimsy one-dimensional fakery being passed off as solid, three-dimensional reality."

(Copyright Gary McMahon 2011)

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