Day 129 (November 9th, 2010)
We were walking around the City this weekend (during the crazy-nut storm that hit! Lightning and thunder in San Fran is rare) and we walked past the old mint building (near 5th street) and what I saw really made me sad. Many of the windows were smashed or otherwise damaged. These windows are shatter proof, but they are also heavily barred so even if you could bust out the glass you could never get by the bars. I just couldn't see the point on why someone would want to damage a building that has nothing in it of value (well, perhaps if you think 2 ton safe doors are valuable... Ok, I do, but most people don't!), nor would breaking the window even grant you access. I know sometimes vandels feel they have a message they are trying to get across (such as spray-painting - which I'm not condoning - can be amazing art and really have a strong and emotional message), but pointless destruction annoys me to no end.