The sheer enthusiasm for chronicling the debris of our recent past is epitomised by aviation archaeology
), the stories behind those forgotten, long-overgrown tragedies that punctuate the history of flight.
In an age when every disaster is examined in massive detail
, discussed and dissected, it is unsurprising that these forgotten histories
should now be resurrected in such detail. We've covered this subject before with Doug Coupland's
musings on TWA's ill-fated Flight 800
. Yet even the Atlantic couldn't keep all the secrets of a crash site, and those on solid ground are much more rewarding for the historian
, if 'rewarding' is the right word.
Certainly less morbid, yet relevant to faded industrial glories, are lost highways
(not related to David Lynch's
film of same name (and to keep the brackets flowing, here's
discussion of the last link)). Whether part of the vast American Interstate system, or the unrealised dreams
of tortured dreams, roads to nowhere have a poignant fascination.
And today's picture is from this on-line toy car museum
, a site of unbridled joy (most particularly this page