My Street

Sep. 1

There’s about a 20 degree temperature difference between Fountain Ave and Santa Monica Blvd. Fountain feels cool and crisp with it’s 2 lane no nonsense; with it’s shadows cast from small trees and porch rooms hiding old sleeping couples on plastic beach chairs. In contrast, Santa Monica is a wide endless boulevard of heat producing shops. Electronic shops, car body shops, bakeries, and taquerias. It feels oppressive, inescapable, orange, and yellow hues emanating from grey concrete. It’s splits the neighborhood in half opening up to the sun and rotting in it’s heat.