Metal Playground Equipment Lament

"They don't build 'em like they used to." is what adults said when I was a kid and I am saying it now.

Although today's kids seem to enjoy the plastic playgrounds of the 21st century, the rockets, subs, ships and other imaginative structures made of steel and concrete of the 50s - 70s were works of art. They are yet another vanishing piece of the American dream landscape that I grew up in here in Southern California. NEXT

Photo by D.V. De Vito