OK, so I just wrote about this topic. Well, I found even MORE photos documenting my obsession with graffiti at 510 Cedar Ave. S., which is part of the "master address" of 516 Cedar Ave. S., site of a fatal explosion and fire on New Years. Authorities have not yet determined the cause, but Homeland Security is part of the investigation.
Since about 2008, as often as I walked by the building and saw graffiti, I reported it, racking up a number of reports over the months and years. At least a dozen, by my rough reckoning, but maybe more.
The two photos, above, which I either emailed to 311 or took with the intention of emailing to 311, show my son, Alex, wearing the same coat as in the previous photos. But I believe these photos were taken...
...in the spring of 2010, not in 2009 like the earlier series of photos. According to the Star Tribune, city inspectors were ALL OVER THIS PLACE in 2010, and had required the cleanup of graffiti among other inspection items. Compare that information with my blog posting from early August, 2010, click here.
In these two photos, above, I notice the incorrect time stamp appearing in previous photos has been removed. Also, my son doesn't have his hood up to protect against cold weather. The graffiti is also completely different, even though it's the same green door.
From the content of the photos and their location in my photo files, I can tell these two photos were taken some months later, or even as much as a year later from the previous series of photos.
I warned you, dear readers. I was OBSESSED with the graffiti on that building. I couldn't even explain to MYSELF why I was obsessed. If somebody had asked me, in August of 2010, exactly WHY I was obsessed, my answer would have been...
I can't explain it. It's like GOD TOLD ME to keep making 311 reports.
Think I'm saying that ex post facto for dramatic effect?
Then read my blog post from August, 2010.