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Old 05-17-2014, 01:37 PM
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You see something every day and your mind tends to unfocus and ignore it. No change = no new information noted = file under normal. As a life long resident I know, intellectually that Greenville and surrounding areas are undergoing changes. I've noted many major changes of note. It's the little things that you miss... the ones that don't make the headlines. Here is what I mean. Being a lifelong resident also means habitually avoiding certain areas that have been deemed unsafe, in times past.

A friend asked me to scout out a few locations to shoot photos of his newly finished hotrod. He wanted something sketchy, urban with some graffiti to contrast with the slick look of his car. I figured it would be a snap and took a drive around Greenville. I made my way down back allies, normally forgotten underpasses, industrial zones and even down in the Cripple Creek and Depot areas. I finally found an example of urban style graffiti... on a slow moving box car in the CSX switching yard.

Like I said... I knew intellectually that Greenville was evolving. What I didn't expect is the attention paid to detail, even in seldom seen corners of the back sides of everywhere. I spent 3 days circling across Greenville city and county and was amazed at just how clean and eye appealing it is. The experience gave me a whole new view of my hometown and I'm pleased at the new perspective I've gained.

Local sees first hand the less heralded efforts being made to revitalize Greenville and is proud of what he saw.
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Cedge1 View Post
Still gotta hit the far end of Welborne st. but Hudson st. and surrounding area is blight free and scrubbed up like your mom's favorite rich aunt was coming to visit.
Try the intersection of Hampton Ave & Huff Line Ln - there's a single old abandoned house that's been used as a markup target. These sorts of areas are more likely to be in the county than the city- try the area around Poe Mill as well. Too bad you can't get into the area of ruins, which had lots of decoration when it was still a skating haven.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:46 AM
Location: Greenville, SC
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One of the bridges at I-385/Southern Connector right near YMCA has graffiti on it. I believe the Salters Road bridge that goes over I-85 along with the Haywood Road or Pleasantburg Drive bridge over I-385 does also.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:52 PM
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Thanks guys... Understand the point of the post is to give kudos to the unsung efforts of both city and county. It's only fair to give up a bit of well earned praise, if I'm going to cuss them for when they screw up.
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