Since moving to our gorgeous new neighborhood on the north side of Bernal Heights, we’ve been enjoying the local blog Bernalwood,
This week, the blog featured a sad post about Perhaps the Ugliest Spot in All of Bernal Heights.
So, this Saturday, me and Josh headed over to give it a quick clean up, which took about an hour. You can see the rest of the results in my flickr stream.
There was a fair amount of trash strewn around, and a real mess of broken wood and bits of concrete and stone. It looked like most of this junk may have come from a nearby fence renovation project.
First we removed the graffiti from the sign, with a spray cleaner that worked surprisingly well. We then used the discarded building and fence supplies to make a bench (where one can sit and contemplate “progress”) and couple of cairns/shrines/ompahli (depending on what you like to call a pile of rocks).
We certainly made a start, but there is a lot of beautification that could still be done in this area – particularly with a weed whacker & trailer. Anyone keen on joining in on a second round of cleanup?