Uniformity….

Uniformity, dysfunctional, or just not thought through?

The rising diagonal from left to right, not only the foliage, the bin and the lamp post, but also the clouds. The central foliage. which is like a triangle or hemisphere gives the image stability as do the white parking markers.

The low wall also gives that sense of stability but also echoes the horizon and the water’s edge.

The interpretation: there is something powerful about a scene which would normally be filled with people, being devoid of human beings. It gives the idea that human beings are not as important as they think they are and nature would carry on quite happily without us.

This idea is something that William Eggleston used a lot i.e. the disturbing nature of scenes empty of people.

There are of course many other interpretations.