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Neighborhood Photo Project

Jayme Bates | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Neighborhood Photo Project Mar 20, 2012

The house in the foreground was damaged by the June 13, 2008 Cedar River Flood crest in Cedar Rapids. It is one of the last remaining houses waiting to be demolished. I choose this picture because it shows the sadness of the remaining flood houses, the loneliness of the open lots where the adjoining houses used to be, and in the background the houses that were rebuilt by my neighbors who returned.

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