The idea of history as a picture of the no longer there

In this image, Google Maps has followed its standard practice and blurred out identifying information, such as the license number on the truck in the foreground and the address on the ambulance in the parking lot of the fast food restaurant. The address of the restaurant itself is 1180 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

But to music history, all there is in the image is a different building which once was tagged with the same geocoordinates.  Demolished now, blurred out in its entirety and absorbed into the idea of history,  that building was the home of Territorial Sporting Arms: the enterprise where Mark Chapman bought the pistol with which he killed John Lennon.