Thursday, April 18, 2013

Parking Lots as Urban Altars for a Culture's Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles.

Much insight about a culture can be gleaned by looking at its architecture and urban landscape.

Millions of cars, trucks, and motorcycles clutter our urban landscapes. In America, everywhere you go, you see, smell, and hear them. Municipalities, and private companies dig holes, pave over valuable real estate, and erect multistory buildings to warehouse them. Security companies are hired to guard them, tolls are collected, leaf-cum-dust power blowers are used, in the name of neatness, to disperse the filth that falls upon them.
This is another view of these vehicle edifices.
 A tidal zone parking lot, in seaside Santa Barbara, California.
A hotel and an underground parking lot excavation in Santa Barbara, California.
Trenching an underground parking lot in Santa Barbara, California.
A multilevel parking garage on the University of New Mexico campus, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
Multilevel car parking garage downtown Chicago,Illinois
Santa Barbara Architecture: a Parking Lot.
Interior of multilevel City owned parking lot Santa Barbara, California.
Parking lot oil, soot, engine drippings and stains Santa Barbara, California.
All photos (C) 2012 {D. T. Lange