Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fruitvale: Aesthetics

By Delilah, Vanessa R. and Beatriz

Today, while walking around Fruitvale, we were sure we were going to get lots of interviews for the fact that there were lots of people who were walking in Fruitvale. We didn’t expect to get rejected so many times, like we did. Some of the people who we asked to interview rejected us after we told them we would be recording them.

When we went to Fruitvale, it was very different from Walnut Creek because in Walnut Creek it was very clean. In Fruitvale, it was dirty. There was trash in the ground, tagging, some of the buildings were destroyed and they were almost falling apart. There were a lot of homeless people in the streets and most of them seemed drunk and wasted. There were also a lot of security guards around, and, in some of the places, there were pretty gardens and nice trees, flowers blooming and big tile mosaics on main meeting area.

Despite that, the Fruitvale district is a great place. They have a lot of store and food places. It is a very busy place and there are a lot of people to talk to. The BART (train) is right there, so are the buses. There is nice branch of the library, with a lot of different books in Spanish and English. One cool thing about the library is that they let the teens who visit there write on this big piece of paper, like graffiti. We think that people should visit the Fruitvale district in their spare time to get some good food.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since you all are from this area, why do you think it was so difficult to get people to interview? Why do you think they might not be open to it? Would you?