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.
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.