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When Down Town Dies [Pic]

Hits: 9964 | Rating: (3.6) | Category: Arts & Literature | Added by: peppyprep
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Gingertom
Male, 18-29, Europe
 44 Posts
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:05:16 AM
I can confirm that this is in Southampton (my local city) and has been like this for around 2 years now. It's on the outskirts of the city, near the site of the old Meridian TV studios.

Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:10:40 AM
@Doiknowyou: "I wonder if pet sounds was a beach boys reference"

It HAS to be, wouldn't you think? I'm impressed that you got that, mate, considering the age on your profile. Well done!

YugureKage
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 9:01:55 AM
man...that is more depressing to me than the broken down, abandoned store fronts because these places look so awesome, and then you're all like...oh yeah, they're fake. It's trolling you.

Doiknowyou
Male, 18-29, Canada
 478 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 7:24:01 AM
I wonder if pet sounds was a beach boys reference

furryblob
Male, 18-29, Europe
 577 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 5:09:05 AM
Looks depressing, I wonder how long before the urban trash spray paint their stupid tags all over it?

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 993 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 2:42:40 AM
Can I get swarms and swarms of lizards at that pet shop?

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5672 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 2:32:53 AM
Seems sadder somehow.
@madduck, it must be because it says Saints 10 Barca 0.

Gypsybard
Male, 40-49, Western US
 97 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 1:36:40 AM
Brilliant artistry.

Sad that such shops, which not so long ago were the norm, are now nothing but fairy tales.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10531 Posts
Monday, July 29, 2013 12:02:10 AM
Have a few of those by me, its ok but still doesnt bring any business in, they look at that and 'nope'

2L84ME
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 206 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:31:24 PM
This is not graffiti, they are murals.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5571 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:17:01 PM
Wonder if this is Northan in Southampton? Mmm- will ask someone to look.. see what I can find. quite a few of these 1960's things are bring knocked down in favour of more 'livable' space- what they meanof course is smaller houses to cram more people into..

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24800 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:48:07 PM
I thought it was dumb...
Then I look at the close-ups...
Now I can see: It's Brilliant!

4.0 @peppyprep! This sort of thing is amazing AND wonderful too!

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 1002 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:25:06 PM
"It's all fun and games until bitches start walking into walls"
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not to mention all those calls to the tech customer service because the darned washing machine doesn't seem to be moving.

LemonCurry
Male, 40-49, Asia
 1002 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:23:24 PM
brilliant idea. alas kids nowadays only know those sites from history books.

stk5m
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 301 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:02:38 PM
@Agent00 Have you ever had todeal with a homeless crackhead? They tend to get aggressive when you don't give them "30 cents for the bus".

osirisascend
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2993 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:33:49 PM
The rest of the building still looks like sh*t.

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3685 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 6:21:34 PM
It's all fun and games until bitches start walking into walls

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:59:47 PM

How do we know they're closed permanently?
Maybe it's just early Sunday morning.

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:56:35 PM
The point of this is...?

Agent00Smith
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2165 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:55:56 PM
How about we open up those spaces for homeless people to live in?

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4244 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:26:03 PM
looks like some nice shops. wish they were real.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13836 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:45:34 PM
It's quite well done. Now, is this supposed to accomplish something?

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1860 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:05:46 PM
Lets try this on the South Side of Chicago where the retail districts have dried up.

OhNoFrodo
Male, 30-39, Europe
 329 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 3:44:11 PM
3 words...
artistic
awesome
win

That is all...

peppyprep
Female, 13-17, Midwest US
 266 Posts
Sunday, July 28, 2013 3:18:34 PM
Link: When Down Town Dies [Pic] [Rate Link] - Art revives it. A block of businesses closed due to the economy have a second life thanks to graffiti.


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