On this post, one in a series I try to convey the concept of prairie in urban contexts as shown in the photos. Native grasses provide food, shelter and nest building materials for all kinds of fauna.
Grasses provide color, texture, changing shapes with wind motion in a sterile, dull, rigid concrete/asphalt panorama dominating the cities in Puerto Rico, USA.
However, the notion of grasses and weeds as something unwanted, without aesthetics, synonym of ghost, abandoned urban scapes is predominant. Their enemy are terrorists with trimmers as in the video.http://youtu.be/MTKfeW-_xK0. These mostly young, illiterate green industry workers do as they are told to do in landscapes in the photos, as in gutters, sidewalks city wide in the San Juan Metro areas.
Lets leave that there for know.
to be continued