(Das Don Camillo und Peppone – Syndrom)
Photo by Ginger B.
Originally a common giftshop in the redwoods near Leggett with a separate part to treat visitors with beverages/food. Including some small houses to rent out.
The Giftshop itself – closed now – but opened for me by my friend was gloomy, dusty and full of the usual stuff to be sold in such places. Conspicuous was the amount of objects of Chinese provenance.
There was a rather huge area in addition, next to the shop between some more redwoodtrees. This free place was stoked up with an assemblage of older and newer cars, numerous trucks and gigantic containers. Between them heaps of rubbish. All stuff overgrown with weed and fallen redwoodtwigs.
Giving to me the impression the owners left some time ago leaving their belongings behind.
But I knew in the same moment the conglomerate was in posession of my friend. And that she was living there during the time her children went to school in Leggett.
Seeing the photo-booty before my eyes I came into a sort of frenzy.
Running to-and-fro in circles in this photographic paradise I started doing my camerawork.
Returned to Berlin I was mostly frustrated when I met the photographic result of the treehouse-aerea.
To bring a certain order in the bunch failed.
Finally I accepted the photoes. Realizing they were rather colourful, mysterious, pitoresque,
(I dedicate the TreeHouse Bloggpart to Ying and the children Ginger and Beam)