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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

I hope you guys know karate

Polaroid of Roman Scott taken before one of the Lovejoy columns (http://pdxstreetartadvocacy.wordpress.com/pdx-street-art-history/), in situ, in 1986 or 1987, taken by NBW. The portrait on the column was juxtaposed for the obvious resonance; it was put on top of one of the Tom E. Stefopoulos mythologically/classical Greece-themed paintings on the now-destroyed, or relocated columns. The area appears in the "home movies" sequence at the start of Gus Van Sant's film Drugstore Cowboy. The three of us walked beneath the Lovejoy street ramp after, no doubt, a movie or event, perhaps a Derek Jarman film. In the night a rent-a-cop approached us and said to us, as a warning about the place, "I hope you guys know karate."


  1. Nice website. Unfortunately there is not much street art visible in Amersfoort.

  2. Some types of street art are tolerated more than others here.

  3. Too bad I can't remember anything, other than exactly what you remember. I have, or had, some slides from the same evening. Hope I can dig them up someday. Now that we know karate, we should visit the place again.