A Little Travel Memories…Graffiti on Telegraph Ave

Travel Memories:
Colorful Graffiti on Telegraph Ave in California

Graffiti on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley

I spotted this fenced off, overgrown and relatively desolate former park on one of the most touristed streets in Berkeley, California. Telegraph Avenue. Telegraph Ave played a part in the counter-culture of the 60s as a home for runaways around the US but is now essentially home to an overwhelming number of purposely-not-trendy-so-they-are-trendy cafes and restaurants that service the nearby University crowd.

California is normally so good about maintaining its parks so my brain still has trouble computing this sad and pathetic little park that no one visits, bums sit between the iron fence posts and are the only ones people-watching the busy nearby foot traffic on Telegraph.

Read more  travel memories here on A Little Adrift for some nostalgic reminisces of the best moments in myseveral years of round the world travel.

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4 Responses to A Little Travel Memories…Graffiti on Telegraph Ave

  1. Johanna Voss June 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    After traveling to many places that sure aren't clean, the contrast of what is and isn't in places that are close to home, are noticed in a very different way. I just got back to the States after 10 months of travel and can't stop staring at the blue, unpolluted(!) skies!

    • ShannonOD July 1, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

      There really can be an overwhelming amount of pollution and exhaust! Bet it's a bit of culture shock to be back now :-)

  2. Ayngelina June 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    I love graffiti, it really tells the story of a city and a lot of it is quite beautiful.

    • ShannonOD June 30, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

      It's one of my favorite finds in a new city – some of it is well off the
      tourist path, but as you said, can so often tell the city's story. :-)

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