weird juxtapose

Viewing an image of Rocketdyne today at a Car Repair Shop in Canoga Park  I was amazed by the structure. The view was showing the perspective where the viewer can see the Verdugo mountain range in the background. At the time of the picture, 1950s, Rocketdyne is surrounded by farmlands and wild fields. Canoga Ave-Owensmouth and Victory Blvd.-Vanowen outline the buildings by rough asphalt two lane highways. Rocketdyne looks like a large computer chip including a large parking lot filled with cars. Ironically and sadly today the same once futuristic rocket-plant is now an empty field where while flowers and weeds are growing. The only things remaining from the 1950s are a few old pepper and eucalyptus trees. It is now hopelessly surrounded by cars, apartments and more apartments. A weird juxtapose in my minds eye. I liked it better in the 1950s.


Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

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