Friday, June 22, 2012

Gary, Indiana

I have seen many things on this trip that I had not expected to see. But I was not prepared for what I saw in Gary, Indiana today. We had a few stops here, one being Micheal Jackson's childhood home. 

Shocked at the complete deterioration of a once vibrant city (think Chernobyl). I met some wonderful residence today, coping with what is going on around them. Hoping for the best. And I am hoping for the best for them, too.

Emotionally, I don't know if I can write about it tonight. 

We are near Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wind turbines, rows and rows of them! 

Tired and hot. I have some notes to write before I hit the sack. 


Deborah Boschert said...

I was just in Buffalo... same thing. Sigh.

LindaSonia said...

Been following your posts... what is this trip all about????

Kim Carney said...

it is really sad, no?

LindaSonia ... traveling with a photog friend, helping her drive and stuff while she shoots some stuff around the US... i think we are out 10 more days

LindaSonia said...

Thanks for the info... sounds like fun.

Isn't urban decay really everywhere?

Kim Carney said...

yes, the natural greying of a building is one thing ... but Gary, has its' own category.

Kim Carney said...

Sorry, LindaSonia, I had to go get coffee ... I guess it is not so much urban decay as seeing a town 3/4 shut down ... every other house either burned or fallen in. Every main building shut or falling in.

Dave Yaros said...

For an in-depth look at the Gary, IN that was & is, see the comprehensive offerings at, put together by a former Gary resident.