"The row of houses always put me in mind of those sets from oldThe 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."
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.
(Copyright Gary McMahon 2011)