Little Caboose Taco Shop, Stanton CA

This is the least despairing of my latest suburban despair photo expedition. This time I was in Stanton, which is a small, boring, violent chunk of North Orange County. Stanton evokes for me, because it looks the way Costa Mesa did when I was a child in the 1970s: strip malls, asphalt, and piles of improbable small businesses.

Zen Study Office, Stanton CA

Generic Building, Stanton CA

Asphalt, Stanton CA

Strip Mall, Stanton CA

Bagel Lady, Stanton CA

Fuzzy Bear's, Stanton CA

Bart's Pub

19 thoughts on “I SEE ASPHALT: Stanton, CA

      1. I, too, have a sofa with your name on it in Portland. Well, more of a futon. And it has several people’s names on it, but only one at a time. It rotates that way.


  1. Vance’s Pressure Fried Chicken
    Did you notice Vance’s? John G. and I used to go there all the time. Great food, great dyed black hair chubby waitress named like Merle or something. Those photos make me all sentimental for my mispent youth spent driving around Orange County on quixotic trips…
    You can come to Reno too, you know. It’ll will remind you of the Costa Mesa of our youth PLUS snow in the winter. I’ll even make my oldest kid give up his bedroom for you! 🙂


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