pettered, Polaroid buildings in Waltham, MA, which is near here. As you can see in this photomatix perturbed and disturbed image, the old Polaroid plant is abandoned, broken into, and covered in graffiti.
"Paisley is a Rat" and "ICH" along with many other adornments above pried-open doors with who-knows-what lurking inside.
All very conspicuous along the old Route 128 - the Miracle Mile of Massachusetts (now Route 95) and appearing in this treatment more like an old Howard Johnson's post card, nostalgic and quaint, at a distance at least. How horrible this must be for those who devoted their careers in these buildings, to see them in such utter decay, permanently and unrevivably pettered for history, like the lost books of the libraries of Alexandria, burned and dimly remembered.
Think of this on Monday, when some better news may greet us, and what it may mean for the many who labored with dyes, caustic reagents, and at times, unreasonable demands, in years past. For those with a forensic eye and who like to pick over corpses, I have uploaded a bigger version here, that you can click on.