We viewed a property this past weekend just across the street from the high school my father attended back in the 50s. The school suffered coming into the 70s with race riots, budget cuts and such. By the 80s, it was considered an academically underachieving school. By the 90s, I think it was, it had become ringed with treacherously high fencing that made it impossible for one to come and go freely during school hours. Looking at it, I can't tell if the fence is meant to keep creepy people out, or keep pupils in. -probably both.
|Fencing rolls open during morning and afternoon hours.|
Back to the propery--it boasted a lovely, tiled bathroom from the 20s. Most of the room was still original and still in decent condition. The shower stall had this rather bright light in it that looked like it would have been more at home on a back deck, or something. I though it looked a bit funny, so I snapped a pic.
I was en route to the train after a lunch date with a pal when this scene unfolded just outside the station: two undercover cops were doing goodness-knows-what with this man. What's sort of amusing is that their plainclothes garb and backward caps resemble a uniform. They also look like they might have been going to a sporting event. Of course, the sidearm sort of gives them away. I have no idea what the dude did to deserve being cuffed. He was compliant, however, and all seemed fairly calm. I'm not sure why I was compelled to take a photo. Maybe it was the sight of the plainclothes dudes. One rarely sees them. Out of frame was a highway patrol officer just sort of hanging out by his car. -really don't know why he was there. I have noticed that for every incident involving a single civilian there are multiple cops on scene. It seems a bit overkill, no pun intended.