Here another series of El Cajon pictures taken and edited with King Camera. I decided to walk around the huge block to take pictures. Mental note, don’t bring the laptop with me, just take my iPhone only. It was really hot and heavy today…no pun intended. It’s kind of cool discovering new things in El Cajon. I never thought I would be so intrigued by the things I see when walking. It’s hard to take pictures because you don’t want to look like a stalker. Plus the fact people are always asking you questions, some people just don’t like their pictures taken and the police are all over the place around here.
Now here is something really important to the drivers out in El Cajon. There are cameras all over the place, pretty much at every major intersection. Yes, the El Cajon PD are watching you run stop lights or doing right turns on red light too soon. Make sure you pay attention and do the right thing, if not “SNAP” you get caught. There is even a “BIG FLASH” for night time red light runs. I’ve seen this flash go off one night walking home. It’s like lightening when it goes off. I’ve also have friend at wo0rk who got caught making the right turn to quickly. A ticket of $300 or more will be mailed to your house. Make sure you count to 3 to 5 seconds, just do one, one thousand…two one thousand…three one thousand…and so on… One last thing yellow lights don’t mean speed up in El Cajon either.
Storm drains, storm drain, storm drains are all over the place in El Cajon. I’ve taken a few pictures of them. posted them on Flickr & Instagram. They remind me as a kid when we used to ride out bikes through them, down in Encanto. I remember slipping and sliding all over the place on my bikes. It was so much fun. Now they are locked up so no one can go down them or fall into one. I’m sure when it rains it will be cool to see water flowing through like a rushing river. Right now there is this small stream of water with algae growing in the water, so you will see this stream of green go down the long path.
Just in case your looking for inexpensive silk screen t-shirts done, this is the place to go to in El Cajon. You can also get your pay checks cashed or a pay check advance. I see these places all over El Cajon. I think there are 100 of these in a 5 mile ratios. Don’t get me started on the liquor stores, gosh that’s even worse. You’ll have no problems getting drunk in El Cajon. I see about 20 liquor stores just driving to work along Broadway alone. Maybe that’s why they’re so many cops out here !!!
I found this place totally intriguing. Why ? You don’t see this type of store unless, you live in Texas. I’ve lives in Texas and see these types of stores all over the place. Maybe that’s why it intrigues me so much, It’s out of the ordinary. I’m sure they have a lot to offer in this store. Next time I’m going to go in and look inside the store, so I can ask them if they would like me to take pictures of their store. I should be doing this to build my portfolio up. This place looks like a goldmine…I love places that don’t fit. It teaches us to be more tolerant of other cultures.
This barbershop/beauty salon was right next door to the Western shop. What I love is the ornate style of the building. It’s something you don’t see everyday, because in America if it’s 50 years old. We have to tear down the building and put in a strip mall, condos, apartments or a parking lot in it’s place. We have this thing about erasing our past, building something new to take it place so we can forget our mistakes. This is why America is constantly repeating history over and over again. You think if we have a bad past we want to know about so don’t do this again, no that’s too easy.
Interstate 8 goes through El Cajon, so I see underpasses all over the place. This one picture I have was edited. NO, all the underpasses look really boring and concrete looking. I just wanted to add some pizazz to the underpass. It would be something if they all had this great color and flare to them. Instead it just stale and dirty…it would be nice if each block would decorate their underpass. It would beautify the city suburbs, make El Cajon a little more interesting…