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on the prowl, pt. III: lockheed martin and the skate park
09 January, 2009: [8/365], 17:43.22 [Friday]
Filed under: Life, Photography

Across from the sporting arenas was the Akron Bike and Skate Park. The access road to the park (and the area with the totem pole in the last entry) looked like it hadn’t been touched, and I played around with the e-brake on my car, skidding and “drifting”. Gotta say, it was a blast. Lucky I didn’t get stuck or anything.

Anyway, the skate park looks like it’s been well-used, judging by the graffiti all over the place. The half-pipes and bowls are themselves an art anthology, a bunch of works by a bunch of different individuals, and it looks like a bunch of others decided to add their own touches to what’s already there.
What happened to you, Mario? I used to believe in you, man. Now I’m gonna resort to a life of drugs and crime…

As you can see, this is an anti-semitic skating venue. There’s quite a bit of Jew-hating rhetoric sprayed all over the joint.

Here’s the BMX race track.

And here’s a view of the skate bowl, with Lockheed Martin as a backdrop. Lovely view, no?

Another shot of Lockheed Martin, where people are hard at work building fighter jets or bombers or something. I dunno.

And before I left, there was this watchtower I had to get. I noticed it when I passed by on the way, and I couldn’t miss it on the way back.
Not really sure what the hell it’s used for, but it’s pretty cool.

This was an altogether fun time for me, which seems to be a rare thing to hear out of me. The areas I check out, while not truly remote, were empty enough to make it feel like I was wandering around like it was a real-life GTA, without the carjacking, whores, and murder. I was driving like a maniac around Derby Downs, because really, who was there to stop me? I had the entire road all to myself, on an urban safari, in a pre-apocalyptic wasteland.


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Pier 17.

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