A Little Travel Memories… Graffiti on Telegraph Ave

Last updated on November 15, 2021

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 counterculture 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.

Graffiti on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley

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 reminiscences of the best moments in my several years of round the world travel.

4 thoughts on “A Little Travel Memories… Graffiti on Telegraph Ave”

  1. 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!

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

    • 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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