We interrupt our report on Basel’s plants to bring you this photo from new reader and urban plant scout Millay, depicting some leafy Londoners squatting an apartment in a building that is still partially occupied.
Millay writes that the photo “was taken in Hackney, London, in November of 2009. It’s an old council estate block of flats where vacated flats aren’t being rented out again. When the last tenant leaves they can tear the whole thing down and build fancy new condos on the property, as they are already doing in the surrounding neighborhood.”
Let’s zoom in for a closer look:
We have observed many plants reclaiming territory from humans in the course of this project, but I think this is the first time we’ve seen plants in the process of taking over an entire apartment!
Readers, any observations or documentations of other squatter-plants?