Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I looked for an image to illustrate this post and came across the one above which shows a railway station in Chicago, abandoned, left to die, the victim of passing time and economic upheaval.
In a way I think it echoes the profoundly disturbing story cited below, concerning which more detail is available on theDaijiWorld website here.

"It's the great escape by Indians who've hit the dead-end in Dubai.
Local police have found at least 3,000 automobiles -- sedans, SUVs, regulars -- abandoned outside Dubai International Airport in the last four months. Police say most of the vehicles had keys in the ignition, a clear sign they were left behind by owners in a hurry to take flight.

The global economic crisis has brought Dubai's economic progress, mirrored by its soaring towers and luxurious resorts, to a stuttering halt. Several people have been laid off in the past months after the realty boom started unraveling."

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