walk el camino


Living in the suburban South Bay, the boulevard El Camino is an unavoidable fixture in daily life. Yet it always feels like a street out of time the multi-acre parking lots cloaking distance 50s-esque shopping centers, the incongruous redevelopments, the aging Americana side by side a world of ethnic cuisine and shopping, and all of it built in blueprints dreamed up in an age that was in love with the automobile.

This sign is all that remains of the old nursery – bulldozed to make way for yet another apartment building.

First published on 2 Mar 2016; last updated on 3 Feb 2017.

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