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"Little boxes"

"Little boxes" is a song written and composed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962. The song is a political satire about the development of suburbia, and associated conformist middle-class attitudes. It mocks suburban tract housing as "little boxes" of different colors "all made out of ticky-tacky", and which "all look just the same." She was inspired to write the song after seeing these very houses in Daly City, California. Aerial image (photographed from a plane at sunset).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Jassen Todorov