27 jan. 2013

Back to the wall in Las Palmas

Slappy at The Swede curb, some years ago.
La Isleta, Las Palmas.
Last time in Las Palmas with Restposter, was a one-day street thing. Now we return, for 7 days of spot-searching, up and down the hills and coasts of L.P. with surroundings.

Las Rehoyas. Unknown k-grinder.

 This time of year (November-December), weather fronts from the Atlantic gather around the volcano and north part of the island. It is low season for tourism. The locals crowd to the surf swells that come in from the northern Atlantic. Spots and skateparks lay deserted on most days.

  Out of town:
The worst cracks and holes
of Maspalomas skatepark
have been fixed recently.
But worry not - 
it's still rough enough.

6 jan. 2013

Down the drain

  Shall we give up the narrow path,
The plodding byway -
Chose swift transport and false delight;
Destruction's highway?
"The Longest Mile", song from The God's Gardeners Oral Hymnbook
/Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood   

"In the world I see – you're stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway."
/Tyler Durden, Fight Club
 Between the highway and the old road. Fenced in buffert zone, next to the eternal stream of fossilburners on the east coast highway.
Not in the industrial area, commercial centre or the residential quarters.
In between. Off the(ir) map. Still just a few steps away.   
 Unused water drainage will soon be a memory - from before the weather change & floodings started. If some part of europe would endure in really f-up times, it could vey well be the canaries, cast off as it is outside the coast of morocco / west sahara.