Modern Decay: Redondo Beach Car Wash

I’m back in Hollywood at last. My new temporary digs are on Las Palmas, a stone’s throw and ten months away from the Oscars. Runyon Canyon is still only an easy walk away from here, and the button-cute Cafe Audrey is just down the street.

But before I set about Hollywood-blogging I still had something I wanted to point out about Redondo Beach. I crashed with a friend there for three or four weeks and I was struck by the clean, salty, beach-white prettiness of the place. And then, right in the middle of all of this sparkling architecture is the Redondo Beach Car Wash:

Redondo Beach Car Wash

I find the decay of modern architecture fascinating, especially when it’s so glaringly out of place as this thing is. I found a break in the wall and climbed in to take some photographs, some of which you can find after the jump:

Redondo Beach Car Wash

Redondo Beach Car Wash

Redondo Beach Car Wash

Redondo Beach Car Wash

link to map.

Link to Flickr Set.

8 Replies to “Modern Decay: Redondo Beach Car Wash”

  1. That one doesn’t fall into modern in my book, its more of the mass produced to get it done crap. Now gimme some googie and we can talk modern.

    Nice catch on the arrested decay btw.

  2. I pressed ’em. Nothing happened. Guess that’s why the car wash closed down. Their buttons broke.

    And frazgo, it took me most of the day to realize what you meant by “googie.” I’m slow that way.

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