April 8th, 2004

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The more i explore abandoned places, the more the graffitti creeps me out. I think it's the pure disregard and disrespect that taggers have for a place (not to mention some of them are violent) that gives me the chills.

I didn't have my cam with me so i didn't get a picture, but i was driving around the abandoned housing area on the Fort and i came across one of the duplexes, broken in, that had graffitti that read:

"Poor House"


"Come Peek Inside"

The last one startled me. I think it's the written, scrawled invitation to go inside that's scary to me, because it's as if there's a monster waiting inside (yes my mind runs wild). I can only imagine going in there and getting a nasty surprise.

But here are some pics from the other day.

This is the window of a building called "The Carriage House", which is in Monterey. I haven't been able to find a damn thing about the building. It's been boarded up for a long time. I do see phone books placed in front of it, but it doesn't seem to be occupied. It's not been closed for that long as the pic shows. The building even has a horse head hitching post with ring in the sidewalk out front.

I took the following on Cannery Row (The same Cannery Row John Steinbeck wrote about). Cannery Row is now full of restaurants and tourist shops. It looks nothing like it did in Steinbeck's days (meaning it's not rundown). The row was rundown, and a place for transients and dirty hippies in the 1960's. In the 70's it experienced a rebirth, although remnants of the canneries and vacant lots and abandoned buildings still exist here.

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