I was re-routed onto surface streets due to a ramp closure (happens a lot around this area)after picking up some new Bungee Balls in Pomona and this is what happened along the way.
I stopped to get some gas and recognized the house across from the station as the same one where I saw a very elderly gentleman sitting out on the porch enjoying a warm December evening in the glow of his Christmas lights last Winter. He was out there again, this time watering tomato plants that grew in lots of coffee cans. I take this as a good omen to use his street to make my way back to the highway, who knows what else I will see?
What follows was my reward for exploring the old man’s neighborhood yesterday.
This wall is about 200 feet long and belongs to an automotive repair and impound yard.
The Santa Fe Railroad tracks are directly across from it and I am sure the wall was once a messy eyesore of gang tags.
The owner must have offered it to these artists and word spread that it was now a piece of living art,added to now and then but no longer defaced.
This is as good as the works I just viewed at the Art in the Street exhibit which is still running at the MOCA in Los Angeles.
Even a little bit better (to me at least) since it is “live” & out there for us all right now. For anyone local this is the corner of 1st and Hamilton in Pomona if you want to see it in person.
I urge everyone to get out and explore you world,open your mind and eyes to the possibilities of the day. The sleek lines of an automobile, a funny t-shirt,a blooming plant,the arch of an office building entryway can all be enjoyed. Art is not always inside a frame!
Skywatch fans there IS sky in each of these photos! It is the very washed out Summer afternoon in the city sky we get here in So Cal this time of year,please observe telephone poles and palms for proof!
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