Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This car is parked in front of a mural that is part of a compound owned by the Robinson family near the town of Myrick in central Mississippi. The compound, which consists of a roller skating rink and a gas station, both of which are now defunct, a house, and about 6 trailers, is abandoned. Signs reading "keep away" and "u loot we shoot" are prominent on all of the buildings. Walking around the compound I could feel the isolation and desperation that must have been overwhelming to the family as their businesses folded.