Wednesday, August 05, 2009

title card

"Pedestrianation" is a term I made up - a neologism.

Several years ago, while living in New York City, I was haunted by the fact that nearly all the Con Edison and NYC Sewer manhole covers were stamped with the legend, MADE IN INDIA. I started taking pictures of them on all my walks (hence, "pedestrianation.") They were beautiful... resembling tribal tattoos... and the irony of them being made in foundries in the Third World for world powers to tread over... well... it was strong. Beyond New York City, I started seeing Third World foundry work everywhere.


Today, I read a piece in the New York Times (you can read it here: New York Times Permalink) that asked and answered all of my questions... and captured many of the same manhole covers I had.

As you peruse the archives of Pedestrianation, you will see many of the Third World Foundries that have provided a service to American streets...manhole covers are here.

I guess I was on to something.

Theresa Kereakes
November, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Canter's on Fairfax - Open All Night


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Stone Groove?

For Sale

for sale

Welcome to California

bright beach palms


6 AM Central Coast - All Tore Down Now

6 AM Central Coast - Cherry Blossom Time

cherry trees en masse

cherry blosom 4

cherry blossom 1

cherry blosom 2

cherry blosom 3

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Welcome to the Wine Ghetto

car 72

private property

contrasty plums 72

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

shakespeare, he's in the alley

shakespeare ave 2

off Western Avenue, near Logan Square, Chicago, IL

shakespeare ave 1

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Southern California, 1972

kids 72

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Los Feliz Street Corner

yard sale ladder

Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

peewee's van
PeeWee's Van

bike in brooklyn
Williamsburg's Way to Get Around

Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

cemetery trees

cemetery pond