Saturday, December 23, 2017

Why we can't have good things in America's Best Community

This morning I was in downtown Huntington WV — winner this year of the America's Best Community competition — and I thought I would walk up on the bridge to see how the city looked  from the river on an overcast foggy morning. With my low-budget cell phone in hand, this was what I saw.

But it wasn't the only thing I saw. Up on the bridge, I also saw this.

There was more, but these shots were about all I cared to get.

We had a problem here with graffiti "artists" here a few years ago, and it looks like they are back. Vandals such as this is why Huntington would not dare spend the money on beautiful floodwall murals the way Point Pleasant, Portsmouth and Maysville have.