Monday, October 6, 2008

A Walk Through Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the “county fair” of diversity, poverty, wealth and individualism. Some sections of Downtown are dirty and dangerous. Other parts are not. I am more interested in the gritty, the impoverished and spiritually hungry sections of LA than the glitz and glass buildings.


I recently took the Goldline into LA and walked all afternoon. Below are a few of the photos I took during my three-hour jaunt.


A homeless man sits fidgeting on a bench with the decaying Pantages Theater behind him. Built in 1919, the LA Pantages was once the city's most prestigious vaudeville houses. It is now a jewelry center.





The street was blocked off for a car show and skateboard exposition.



Three boys proudly displaying their giant zucchini


"Killer Cops" sprayed above a mural of a police officer overlooking the 101 Freeway

Men crowd around a makeshift table used to play Three Cups and a Ball. One by one, men bet $20 that they could tell which cup the ball was under after being shifted a dozen times.

2 comments:

goooooood girl said...

Good good good......

Petrea said...

That first photo could have been taken in any decade in the history of Los Angeles.