It used to be a 24-hour, unsupervised self-serve carwash that was a hub for drug dealers and prostitutes. About 8 years ago it shut down and at one point was being developed into a retail/town home housing complex...and then the crash of 2008 happened and it's been a vacant lot ever since. The vacant lot is actually better than the car wash that was there, so no complaints, but the abandoned car wash stall has been a magnet for taggers over the years.
(ps: Can anybody tell me what the hell this tag is supposed to say?)
A month ago JD and I decided to take scrap remnants of house paints, mix them together and cover the tag we'd been looking at for over a year. It was a job well done and it turned out that our paint mixture ended up being a green that almost made the structure blend into the trees in the background.
The very next morning we woke to find the wall had the start of a new tag already in progress. We pulled out the paint again and with the help of a neighbor and a couple additional colors we made the cover-over a little more vibrant this time.
Although it was completely unintended, we are now greeted to a beautiful symbol of gay equality every time we get out of our car and walk to the house. A warm greeting home, indeed!