Say what you will about the new half-pipe skate ramp at Surfer's Beach, it is a pretty impressive structure. Permits? No. Building code? Not sure what that would be for a skate ramp. But clearly this is no backyard ramp. This is professionally built piece of equipment. The icing on the cake is a creative and well painted mural that wraps around the street side.
Now, as the paint is still drying, the first graffiti tag has already shown up. I knew it wouldn't take long, but I thought the amount of work that was put into it might garner a little more respect. Drives me crazy.
The only way that the powers-that-be will allow it to remain is if it stays well maintained and not become an eye-sore. Lets hope that visitors to the ramp recognize the amount of effort put into the construction, enjoy it while they can, and not feel compelled to 'decorate' it any further.