Saturday, 24 March 2012

GENTRIFICATION IN PROGRESS

This old depot is close to where I live, in what used to be a light industrial area. Although there are still some warehouses, factories and light industry businesses around, the gentrification is proceeding relentlessly and old warehouses, depots and other industrial buildings are being converted or demolished as the area becomes residential, with a number of units or apartments going up in the large lots where these businesses were.

This old disused depot is sitting around waiting for its demise and soon, new apartments will no doubt replace it...


This post is part of the Weekly Top Shot meme hosted by Madge.

11 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo of the old area ready to be "gentrified." It's always interesting to watch an area change, though it could be sad too if you liked the way it was.

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  2. Très jolie photo. Le grand angle améliore beaucoup le cliché.

    Roger

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  3. Great capture, Nick, and it does look like so many buildings here in my area -- all waiting to be made useable again -- whether that will happen any time soon remains to be seen! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  4. This happens a lot in Toronto as well. You wouldn't believe the number of high-rise apartments under construction. And lots of people buy older homes, tear them down and build something new. It's a bit sad, I think.

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  5. Ah, Nick, for once no picture postcard of Melbourne!

    Yes, it happens all the time. the old gives way to the new.
    We have lots of it here, hundreds of years of old, still being used!.

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  6. You can't help but think of all the jobs leaving the area as the businesses disappear!

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  7. Derelict and rust Have a wonderful feel about them but I guess it's inevitable that progress will happen and we will see less and less of this type of scenery

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  8. Well this must surely be the last bastion where inner city living meets outback style! I wonder is that enough grounds for preservation??!!

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  9. I love old places like this. We have one that was an old school. I wish I could buy it and turn into studio spaces.

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  10. Sadly, this is the way of the world up here, too. I am not sure which is worse: to renovate the existing eyesore to ensure it fits today's requirements, thereby castrating it; or, to demolish it totally.

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  11. Even though it's old, the colors and light are marvelous! Thank you for coming by and sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot.' I hope you'll come share again...

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