Whenever I travel to another place, I always take home a piece of that place with me. I am talking figuratively here, though. Like for example, my last trip was to a tranquil beach. When I went home, I took the memories of lying under the sun with only the sound of the surf. But what do people take home with them when they go to Hollywood?
Would you believe that tourists are taking home pieces of Hollywood – literally? Marissa Gluck of LA Curbed shares her experience:
While the city looks under the couch cushions to find the estimated $4.1 million it will cost to repair the mysteriously buckling sidewalks at Hollywood & Highland, a reader clues us in to what may be accelerating its decline: Tourists! “Everyone wants a piece of Hollywood, literally it seems. Don’t have a clue as to what is causing the mess, I may have some insight into what is NOT helping the situation. Last night, I went to my favorite watering hole, the Powerhouse, on Hollywood and Highland to down a few beers, and afterwards I caught the bus home because I didn’t want to worry about the whole DUI thing. Any way, as I was waiting for the 217 bus, I noticed tourists breaking off little pieces of the sidewalk and walking off with it.
Ahuh. Apparently, even ordinary cement can mean something to some people. I find this quite amusing although I am sure the city council will disagree with me. Perhaps they should take certain measures to guard against this? Or maybe they should use longer lasting cement!
Photo courtesy of Unhindered by Talent
Originally posted on August 9, 2008 @ 9:09 pm