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Monday, July 13, 2015

Flashback Monday: At Tall Oaks, Past is Prologue

Please to be enjoying this artsy photo of a lone figure strolling into what appears to be an eerily deserted Tall Oaks Village Center Stucco Wasteland, probably sometime in the 1970s. Note the long shadows the eponymous foliage cast over the long-gone walkway, which, along with the solitary figure, were likely intended to add a human scale to the stucco monstrosity in the background. Yet they presage the Tall Oaks we all know so well these days, and no faded memories of plastic fantastic folk bands jamming in the parking lot is going to bring back a grocery store, much less a Wegman's, the end.

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