Found in Durham Central Park: a $35 kiss between friends

When I worked at the INDY, I wrote a column—or I should say it wrote itself—called Urban Archaeology. It consisted of found objects, overheard conversations and other ephemera that documented life’s small moments. The column became quite popular; when people met me, they often said, “Oh, you’re the person who picks up stuff off the ground.”

Yes, that’s me. And I’m still finding gems like this. I stumbled upon it on Halloween in Durham Central Park. Scroll down for more links to other prosaic discoveries.

Found in Durham Central Park north of the playground
Found in Durham Central Park north of the playground

A box of prayer requests from 2001, found outside the Center for Responsible Lending, West Main Street:

A note from the Durham County jail

A child’s critique of modern art at the Ackland Museum:

Dancing in the streets, found music

The boulevard of broken toys

When people disrobe in the street

A Christmas wish list that does not include a library card

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