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I SEE ASPHALT: Stanton, CA [Dec. 12th, 2010|03:56 pm]
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Little Caboose Taco Shop, Stanton CA

This is the least despairing of my latest suburban despair photo expedition. This time I was in Stanton, which is a small, boring, violent chunk of North Orange County. Stanton evokes for me, because it looks the way Costa Mesa did when I was a child in the 1970s: strip malls, asphalt, and piles of improbable small businesses.

Zen Study Office, Stanton CA

Generic Building, Stanton CA

Asphalt, Stanton CA

Strip Mall, Stanton CA

Bagel Lady, Stanton CA

Fuzzy Bear's, Stanton CA

Bart's Pub

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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-12-13 12:21 am (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised. Stanton has some great food on account of the low rent/gunfire situation.
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[User Picture]From: purejuice
2010-12-13 12:42 am (UTC)
bart's pub just kind of makes you want to die. wow.

Edited at 2010-12-13 12:43 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: purejuice
2010-12-13 08:49 pm (UTC)
that after-the-nerve-gas-war look! yeah!
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2010-12-13 02:26 am (UTC)
It is so super weird to see photos of california now. Where be the trees, etc.
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[User Picture]From: mcpino
2010-12-13 02:35 am (UTC)
Nice pix, C.

Sideways snow here today, no blue skies.
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[User Picture]From: rpkrajewski
2010-12-13 03:48 am (UTC)
Love that roofline on the taco shop. It's so cute, I just want to put my arms around the whole thing and hug it.

Edited at 2010-12-13 03:49 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: odradak
2010-12-13 04:01 am (UTC)
Ever so glad to be in my groovy little corner of Portland whenever you head out for shootin'. Thanks, Iggy.

(also, I have a sofa with your name on it, also.)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-12-13 06:03 am (UTC)
worried about sofa situation
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[User Picture]From: tim.dreamwidth.org
2010-12-13 06:50 am (UTC)
I, too, have a sofa with your name on it in Portland. Well, more of a futon. And it has several people's names on it, but only one at a time. It rotates that way.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-12-13 06:53 am (UTC)
Upon which axis does it rotate?
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[User Picture]From: tim.dreamwidth.org
2010-12-13 06:56 am (UTC)
The Axis of Evil.
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[User Picture]From: mlr
2010-12-13 04:45 am (UTC)
One of my favorite artists, Robert Bechtle, celebrated that aspect of California.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-12-13 06:02 am (UTC)
ooh thanks hadn't heard of this one
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From: besskeloid
2010-12-13 07:51 am (UTC)
Sigh-inducing & desktop-worthy, as your snaps usually are. Thank you.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-12-13 08:13 am (UTC)

Vance's Pressure Fried Chicken

Did you notice Vance's? John G. and I used to go there all the time. Great food, great dyed black hair chubby waitress named like Merle or something. Those photos make me all sentimental for my mispent youth spent driving around Orange County on quixotic trips...

You can come to Reno too, you know. It'll will remind you of the Costa Mesa of our youth PLUS snow in the winter. I'll even make my oldest kid give up his bedroom for you! :)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2010-12-13 08:19 am (UTC)

Re: Vance's Pressure Fried Chicken

I went to Vance's with you at least once! It's long gone. :(
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[User Picture]From: auntysocial
2010-12-13 07:30 pm (UTC)
Those are wonderfully depressing pictures! Makes Vernon look like a happy place.
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