This past weekend I went on a short hike in the Marin Headlands. Apart from being gorgeous, the area is also filled with old military bunkers, batteries, and installations. Some of it is interpreted (like Battery Townsley) and some of it is sitting there to be stumbled upon.
Since my first trip to Angel Island several years ago, I've been interested in the ways that State and National Parks do and don't preserve historical structures -- especially structures that have associations with WWII and the Cold War. From these images it's clear that the structures are not being maintained. While some of the graffiti is rather run-of-the-mill, some folks have gotten rather creative.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is not the only place to have its military ruins graffitied. This image from one of my first trips to Angel Island began my interest in noticing the graffiti in these park spaces.
Rusty Bartels, PhD teaches in Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition.