Its seems like a long time ago now, but back in New York I made a day trip out to what was, at the time, almost a ghost town of Coney Island in Brooklyn. After taking in the empty beach, the boarded up food stands, the fenced off amusement park and the creepy aquarium, I finally began to loop around the sparse, yet infamous boardwalk.
Past a decades-old roller rink, I finally saw something that counter the entire ambiance of emptiness and abandonment that Coney Island seemed to emanating. In the cleared remains of an abandoned lot, the neighbourhood had begun to reclaim some life with this garden.
It was very clearly still in the beginning stages and likely recovering from the not-too-far-off tail end of winter, but it still stood out as something interesting and different from anything else there.
Always nice to see gardens in the city
You’re right, it is. That was one curious aspect I noticed when I first arrive in Bangkok, many levels had a significant amount of greenery built into the newer/nicer skyscrapers. It would certainly be nice to see that incorporated to more western cities.
Allotments – always interesting places and full of good fresh food too 🙂
Well, it didn’t seem there was too much for sale there at the time, but hopefully it’s going well by now.
They do take time to build up, and then they take time to maintain, and weed, and seed… 🙂