So here's some of what I saw in just one tour of the Oval walkway. What a disgrace.
Several dog crap smears, one near the garbage can and smaller ones beyond it.
Someone didn't pick up after their dog, no doubt a cute little pooch judging by the shit left behind. Right near the Greenmarket area, too. Enjoy your vegetables and artisanal cheese tomorrow!
More from the Greenmarket area. BTW, even though signs are posted at the Greenmarket stalls warning dog owners not to let their dogs near the food, dog owners still let their dogs sniff at the fruits, vegetables, artisanal cheeses, etc. Surely a health code violation, but who the hell cares.
No, it's not spilled tea.
Dogs love to piss against the stone block retaining walls around the Oval. Wherever you see a dark area on the wall, that's where the little (or big) pissers go to relieve themselves, causing a flow of urine to trail across the walkway.
Another trail of stain and pungency.
Near the guardhouse. It has to be some kind of spill. Has to be. I've yet to see a dog large enough to produce something like that. But--wait--are elephants allowed in STPCV?
I think the next logical step is to allow us human beings the same rights as dogs have to piss and crap around the Oval. I know some human pissing and crapping is already happening in the stairwells of STPCV buildings, but still...sometimes it's too much to hold it in before one gets to a building.