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The Pier – Part 4

The Pier was huge. Cavernous. Incredible.

When you’re a kid, you imagine finding ancient ruins, lost cities, and new worlds. When you’re an adult and you accomplish this goal, a feeling of both pride and nostalgia washes over you, cleansing you of all your inhibitions and fears and it beckons you to embark on this new quest.

Against the water and hidden from prying eyes, The Pier was just breathtaking. The years were not kind to most of it, but the decay was just perfect. It was, without a doubt, the most stable and safest abandoned structure we had ever gone to. The place had to be at least 3 city blocks long, maybe more. Every single tower in the place was covered in tags! Hands, wildstyles, pieces, throw-ups. Everything and everyone was represented!

“You know what would be awesome?,” I asked Pipelines.
“I don’t know, what?”
“If you had a paintball fight here! It’s perfect!”

That was when I noticed that a lot of the towers were, in fact, covered with paintball bullets. I guess I wasn’t the only one to realize this.

Over the course of an hour, maybe even more, we were in awe of this behemoth. We ran around examining almost every inch. We even yelled and scream in joy because, for once, we could. No one awaiting the corner to possibly attack us, no cops waiting to bust us. No, none of that. All we had was the peace and joy of a new fort.

As we left, we passed someone who seemed to just arrive to take photos. We exchanged glances and smiles; we knew they were about to have the time of their lives.

ODDBall Get’s Bold! VERY Bold!

No matter how many times I say it, no matter how many times I tell my friends, my feeling stays the same: O.D.D.Ball is, without a doubt, my favorite street artist in Philly! Case in point? This was found at 8th and Market on a PLAQUE on the back of a light box, a.k.a. street-side:

In other words, this was put on the same corner where there are federal offices, a police station, and tons of cars and traffic. Despite that, despite ALL of this, he managed to put up a PLAQUE!

Here’s another photo showing just where it is: