Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Southern Minnesota used to be an extension to the vast prairie lands of Illinois and thereof. The prairie is being cleared for housing developments and to small parks which are dedicated to the 'memory' and not the 'preservation.' This image shows yet another casuality. The dark clouds are ominous. So much to say.

12 comments:

niki yokota said...

OMG!! the clouds look like a fire-bird or something!!!
awesome pic(*o*) thank u for sharing this!!!!

Aisha said...

This is beautiful Its like art.. particularly with your accompanying description.... it reminds me of the song by counting crows "They paved paradise to put up a parking lot and put all the trees in a tree meauseam and charged the people a dollar and half to see them"

Anostica said...

what a beaut! It looks smokey like there's a fireeee...

btw yo...do you have a nickname..your name is too huge to write!!

Ali said...

Niki - Wonderful that you observe that there is a firebird in the sky; I never saw that. I will have to make careful notes on that since I was looking for a high contrast effect; only to see a firebird. Meaningful!

Aisha - Yeah, I know of the song and it does have a paralell with this situation. Sad isn't it?

Anostica - I do have a nickname, if you wish to use it you can call me "Shah Jahan"شاہ جحاں
Although, my real name, still tends be a bit of a mystery - even to me.

Anostica said...

how can your name be a mystery to you?? are you ok?? dementia?

Lazarus said...

What an amazing picture!

Masti-boy said...

Shah-jahan photos kiun khenchta hai?

Kiun ke uske paas khenche ko aur kuch nahi !

Ali said...

Masti-boy: Shah-jahan takes photos to reflect on his life.

Aisha said...

You're a mysterious young man. Your location says Punjab, Pakistan. You snap pictures of Minnesota and yet you take pictures of your home by Lake Michigan. :)

Anonymous said...

great picture shah. Almost surreal. Fouad

a gaijin in nihon said...

WAW, very impressive... !!!

You have great pictures. Congrats!

adnan said...

fantabulous. Like the position of the structure in the frame.