- Hotel Del Mar at 209 S. Ridgewood Ave. Photos taken 1/9/12.
“Coming in from the factory or warehouse, tired enough, there seemed little use for the night except to eat, sleep and then return to the menial job. But there was the typewriter waiting for me in those many old rooms with torn shades and worn rugs, the tub and toilet down the hall, and the feeling in the air of all the losers who had preceded me.” – Charles Bukowksi (AKA the Poet Laureate of skid row) in his introduction to The Rooming House Madrigals.
Here is one of my favorite Bukowski lines: “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”