Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Walker Evans, time, and angle parking

As I noted here several years ago, Walker Evans liked angle parking. Here's Greensboro, Alabama:

Greensboro, county seat of Hale County, Alabama. 1935 or 1936. Walker Evans for the Farm Security Administration.

Google street view lets us check out what these places look like now. They still have angle parking -- Yay! But it looks like C.A. Johnson and Son is gone (the corner lot is now empty -- here's a link to the street view image). The rooflines of the third and fourth buildings on the left confirm that this is the same block. Walker Evans had a better angle though -- he must have shot from second floor or the roof of one of the buildings on the right side of this block. And the cars were way cooler.

Greensboro, Alabama. Google Street View, January 2017.