Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
I like to ride my bike around Palm Springs with my camera and take photos. On this particular sunny, warm morning I was in the gay Warm Sands area, where I found this HOT, cherry mid-1960's Pontiac Bonneville.
Right after I took this photo, this crazy, gang-type hispanic guy (with the requisite shaved head & tattoos, looking like he just got out of prison), asked me what I was doing and to "not do that shit around here."
Around here? What neighborhood did this gentleman think that he was in? Warm Sands is not the ghetto, but he sure was.
I felt very threatened like he was on PCP and was about to knife me. I distracted him and rode away. SCARY.
Friday, May 29, 2009
A true mixed-use development from--gasp!--the 1930's that mixed housing, hotel, retail, parking, a theatre and a market in one compact, central spot in Downtown Palm Springs.
Today, the housing looks largely unoccupied, the hotel closed, the market long-gone and the theatre only open with a live show during the tourist season. Several retail spaces, most notably a department store, are vacant--like much of Downtown Palm Springs.