Garden Gate, and ruins
More ruins from the Lubbock tornado.
I was in junior high in 1970, and like everyone who lived in Lubbock then, have clear memories of the storm and its impact. My dad, a civil engineer, was one of the people who had immediate access to the heavily damaged portions of downtown, and he took pictures of what it looked like. They are frightening.
We still get big storms in the spring, but never again a tornado like that one.
Here’s a reenactment of the City’s emergency management response the night of the storm. It’s equal parts corny and historic, but watching it makes my memories seem more recent.
Posted on January 26, 2018, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, abandoned buildings, black and white photography, learning to see, Leica, lubbock, lubbock texas, Lubbock Tornado, May 11 1970, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, texas, thoughtful seeing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.