Exported From Detroit

Chrysler 200
I’m the one who knocks – Heisenberg the suspension, while playing “Curbhunter.”

This is the 2013 Chrysler 200.  It was supposed to be a “Hyundai Accent or similar.”  No one in Kalamazoo wanted to rent out a convertible, so it was “what’s cheapest?”  Then, I got an upgrade, because this is Kalamazoo, and it’s all they had. A thousand miles over the week, left some distinct impressions… Continue reading “Exported From Detroit”

Pitcher Street Blues

This is Pitcher Street in Kalamazoo. Once a bustling industrial section, it is slowly giving way to taggers and decay. The closing of Checker left a rotting carcass behind. The east side of the street is a wasteland; the west slowly withers, given over to the relentless taggers, artists and imbecilic juggalos. It’s just a question of who is stronger. the businesses hanging on, or entropy, atrophy and anarchy.
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Parts is parts

This building is outside the fences at the former Checker plant.  We don’t know whether it is part of the plant, or some remora-like parts supplier with a prime location. Either way, enjoy the carcass.