Monday, July 12, 2010

Cannonball - Fresno Pool Skating

Found this short video over on Vimeo and for those of yall that dig pool skating, you surely know the zen of these backyard concrete beauties. The text below sums it up quite well.

"Some of them are full of black water. Others have become graveyards for old lawn furniture and rodent carcasses. They are shaped like jelly beans and manufactured by companies named Sunny Side and Champagne. Once upon a time, Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car. Own a house. Own a pool. Everyone wanted it and the wonderful world of credit made it all possible. But now, with the foreclosure monster running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people this is tragic. But for some, it’s an opportunity."

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Cannonball from California is a place. on Vimeo.