This place became a skateboard spot as a result of the evolution of skateboarding. It’s in my neighbourhood but I only noticed it recently, even though I’ve passed in front of it hundreds of times over the years.
The constant progression of skateboarding turns ordinary places into skate spots at certain times; some places can remain untouched for decades, while other places that were once hot spots go back to peaceful, ordinary use, abandoned by skateboarders.
This is Steve Forstner, balancing on his front wheels across the top of this random wall in Lyon, France, on an exceptionally nice, warm day in January 2006. Thanks to global warming, in a few years, skateboarders won’t necessarily have to live in California!