A survey of suburban garage blocks


Urban conservationist Kat Pearson has been using her lockdown walks "to explore the housing estates of Stirchley, Kings Heath, Bournville and Selly Park […] looking at how cars, and especially garage blocks, are integrated into these estates". The result are some fantastic photos and observations collected as Lockdown Lockups.

As she says, many of these are becoming run-down and disused, which as someone who lives on a road constantly jammed with parked cars surprises me. But then motorcar culture was never logical.

Focussing on mundane structures to see how peculiar they are is a great thing.

And do check out the rest of the Show us your Gasometers! blog for more of this kind of thing.