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The Graffiti Ruins of Eureka

 

 

Behind the Bayshore Mall, Beauty and Tagging is in the Eye of the Beholder

(VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

The concrete ruins behind the Bayshore Mall are a canvass of sorts for artists.  They paint and spray and tag the concrete in a variety of forms for an unknown audience.

The area has long been known for it’s homeless encampments, supposed Satanic rituals, and being a junkie haven over the past three decades.  It’s a No-Man’s land, a spooky and apocalyptic place, especially come night time after the sun sets.

We found this 7-minute video posted today giving a tour of the place.  The description only read:

Somewhere in Humboldt County, California, on the bay in the city of Eureka, lies this hidden derelict of a graffiti collection.  Crazy walk to, get to, and crazies along the way – the good homeless kind!

All photos by Snaps Provolone in July 2012.  Music by J Starr: “Interstellar Mode.”

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

One Response to “The Graffiti Ruins of Eureka”

  1. Terry says:

    Skippy, I believe you are at the beginning of a much bigger story. Did your editor only want the graffiti angle? If so, how disappointing. The Times Standard and the North Coast Journal (to a point) lack the courage to dig into the story. There was one time journalist and publishers would work for the public to give them the truth. Are those days long over?

    I think you find the Satanism angle hits very close to home. Keep digging and run this as a series.

    All the best

    –T

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