Monday, June 05, 2006
I-5 San Diego Annotated
One of a series of overpasses over the 5 in downtown San Diego. Most of the overpasses provide convenient fence-side parking, light pedestrian traffic and blog-friendly infrastructure. Posting takes only seconds while signs can stay up for days.
This is my favorite spot in San Diego, the fence behind the Bicycle Warehouse just north of the Balboa Ave. exit. Located some 20 feet up and to the right of traffic it's practically impossible to miss from all five northbound lanes. Anyone planning on taking it down would find themselves driving forever trying to reach it, while placement itself requires no more than a ten foot walk from parking.
Pedestrian Overpass at Sassafras St. Exit (northbound 5 just north of downtown. Heading north, exit at Sassafras and pull over to the right at the entrance to the overpass. Cross street (carefully) and you're there. Signs seem to last between two and twenty-four hours.
Outside an office complex directly next to the 5 in Rancho Santa Fe. Visible to most northbound lanes and fairly easy to reach if you're willing to go under a fence. Few people are. This sign was painted on a large board and leaned up against a utility box. There's a good chance it'll be seen by a hundred thousand people before one of them takes the time to take it down.
This was shot from across the freeway at the Old Town Exit, a stretch of fencing accessable from the parking lot of a self-storage company. Deserted during non-working hours and visible only to southbound traffic, I've had signs stay here for days.
This is part of a massive overpass arching over the 5 at City College. The north end of the overpass opens on the far end of a huge, generally deserted parking lot. A great place to do large signs with quick getaways.