Dam Graffiti


There’s a shallow canyon that cuts across the northeast corner of Lubbock; when I was a kid, it was the place where you dumped off your junked car when it didn’t run anymore, or your old mattress, or a bag of household garbage. It was sad that the only real topography in the city was just a long ad hoc landfill. Then in the middle of the 1970s, the Canyon Lakes project began construction, and the junk was hauled away. A series of low dams were built, causing a string of small lakes through the canyon.

It’s a nice place, now, with trails and picnic tables and lakes. And, along the side of the last dam in the chain, there’s a bit of interesting graffiti.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 5.16.2016

Posted on June 7, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Great title! Adding to the graffiti’s interest is the layers of paint covering up previous art offerings. Feels like decay is setting in.


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