Saturday, April 19, 2008

Devil's Playground

I don't think these guys saw me take their picture. I don't think they're supposed to skateboard inside the workings of the Devil's Gate Dam, either. But the photo doesn't give their identities away.

They weren't bothering anybody and they were having a good time.

15 comments:

Rose said...

It looks like a great place to use their skate boards...
Are those gaps on the walls a place for release of water?

Bibi said...

Hi, Petrea! I had to laugh when I saw your photo and read the comment. Here those walls would be covered with graffiti and nobody would even dare or care to interrupt the skateboarders, much less take their picture.... They are going to build a formal skateboarding area here soon, though. Nice shot!

USelaine said...

Willits has a sparkling new skatepark, and the day I explored for pictures, I caught a great shot of the huge sign illustrating the required protective gear, while a live skater whizzed by. Except he wasn't wearing the required gear. This is a small town, so I opted against publishing it. Another day, better luck, I hope. Your frame is very dramatic - I can imagine all sorts of dystopian story lines to go with it.

Jim said...

They do that all around here. One day they are going to break a bone. Here they try to jump steps.

marley said...

I like this photo. I'm not sure why! It just has something about it :)

Petrea said...

I think so, rose. The dam is part of the water system here; Pasadena Water and Power can control the spring run-off from the mountains.

Bibi, I think the gray paint covers former graffiti. I'm not afraid of skateboarders here. Then again, that depends on the neighborhood.

Thanks, Elaine. The dam is a dramatic space. I imagine the kids would prefer a skate park with ramps and jumps, but as far as I know we don't have one.

They jump steps here, too, Jim. They jump everything.

Marley, you may come here any time and say that!

Destitute Rebel said...

Nice picture, looks like a nice place to have some fun but would it not be dangerous?

Petrea said...

I suppose you wouldn't want to fall without a helmet, DR. Otherwise, I don't think it's dangerous. There's no water right now.

Pascal Jim said...

No danger of water flowing in this area. Sadly, the lake behind Devils Gate is no more. Years ago,tried to spark plans for a full lake, in order to have float planes whisk us to Newport or Catalina. Doncha' know...

Petrea said...

Yeah, we had plenty of water there this spring, Pascal Jim, but it didn't stay very long. I don't know how we'd manage to keep water in there long enough to have a regular lake.

AraratDailyPhoto said...

I LOVE this photo!
It reminds me of something and I can't quite put my finger on it.
For some reason, my mind is going to two movies from the sixties - Blow Up and The Graduate (I have no idea why!).

Petrea said...

The boy in the red t-shirt and jacket, Ararat, the one without a skateboard. He's posing just like Dustin Hoffman in the posters.

Blow-Up, I have no idea why you're getting that one. The kid with the sunglasses?

monoblog said...

Petrea, I like this photo and the spot, certainly somewhere rich with photographic potential.

Petrea said...

I've posted one other close-up picture of the dam here

Petrea said...

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