“I waited in a dark alley behind Mexican kitchens because her sister wasn’t supposed to see me. Dogs ran by. There were little lamps illuminating the little rat alleys. I could hear Terry and her sister arguing in the soft, warm night. I was ready for anything.” – from On The Road by Jack Kerouac Kerouac’s description of a Los Angeles alley makes the rather clean, well-lit Alligator Alley in downtown Vero Beach look like a movie set.
The old outdoor garden shop at the closed K-Mart in Vero Beach. Once thriving with greenery for sale but now only a distant memory – if anyone cares to think about it at all. When it closed, many of the plants were simply thrown into the dumpster. A real waste.
The decommissioned Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant. An aging ugly hulk along the Indian River Lagoon that needs to be torn down and the land turned into a peaceful park to bring back more green space to an increasingly overdeveloped shoreline.