SCRAP is a recycle paradise. Scroungers Center for Reusable Art Parts. It is the place where all good supplies go to try to grasp a new life.
The first thing we need to discuss is the neighborhood that we were visiting. It is truly the arm pit of San Francisco. The road is paved, but there is no curb and no sidewalk, so you pull off the road and into the mud/litter/”grass” shoulder. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of the country, when it is the country. When I am visiting an industrial San Francisco neighborhood, the mud translates to urban decay. Think underpass, homeless, shopping cart with no grocery store… now you have the general setting.
On the gate on the way in, there is an chain link fence, that is decorated with color sample chips (and I am holding Amelia’s hand, tightly).
Here is a close up of the green swatches
We visited looking for inspiration for our preschool projects.The whole place is a dichotomy. It is part wonderful, eclectic recycling center and part smelly, oookey collections of junk. Just when you think the scale is going to tip one direction, something else jumps out and grabs your attention and throws you “the other way”. It’s a funny place.
These flowers are quite alluring. But at $5 a pack, they are not cheap.
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