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Phallic Symbol (A.K.A. Space Shuttle External Tank), Traverses Los Angeles

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Afternoon at the Getty: Sunset and Humans

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Half a mile of the LA River on a Thursday Afternoon

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Entering under the 6th street bridge, the concreted Los Angeles River displays its glory in straight human lines and flowing natural curves.

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Flowers and Critters at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens

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     Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens      “California’s Native Garden”      In Claremont, 35 miles -or so- east of downtown Los Angeles.      This place is one huge garden. Like the one your grandma has out back, but bigger, infinitely bigger.      Give yourself a couple hours -at least- to wander about all the meandering […]

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Touring Los Angeles: The Crumbling Hermon Car Wall

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     After randomly hearing about a wall built with car parts in Los Angeles, it took me five months to find Hermon’s Car Wall, and, well, it was partly worth it.      After five months of (very intermittent) searching, there were grandiose visions in my head of this wonderful wall stretching into infinity, with thousands […]

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Seven Photographs: Los Angeles Freeways Flowing at Night

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Sometimes, when I am not stuck on the freeways fuming like my car, and can look down on them and see the flowing lines, interconnecting, and think, for a moment, that they are beautiful. Looking south over the 101 freeway, on the bridge at the base of Mulholland Drive. Cahuenga Blvd is on the right, […]

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Beth Isreal Cemetery: [Part 2] Markers

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Beth Israel is a packed cemetery. Full of concrete and stones. There is no grass, no open green land, this is a cemetery of a city. Where rows of concrete rectangles sit line after line after line. Like neat row houses standing next to each other up a crowded street. There were two things that […]

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Beth Israel Cemetery: [Part 1] Portraits

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Beth Israel is a tiny cemetery just east of Downtown Los Angeles. On the entrance gate was a small sign advertising headstone replacement photographs. There are a number of headstones that have photographs mounted near the top. They look like over-sized lockets. There is something beautiful and haunting about the faces looking out from the […]

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Eleven Photographs: Hood Ornaments at the Nethercutt Museum

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I thought that the Peterson was the only Los Angeles automotive museum. I was wrong. Hidden away in the San Fernando Valley, in a nondescript building, in a nondescript neighborhood, sits a free museum with some of the most beautiful cars I have ever seen. From Packards to Cadillacs. From a Minerva to a Diana. […]

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Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery

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    I really don’t know why it is that I like cemeteries. Is it because I listened to too much of The Smiths as a teenager? or did I listen to The Smiths because I like cemeteries.      I really don’t know, and it’s not like I haven’t contemplated it. There is something wonderfully depressing and […]

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On The Road to Poppies: Lancaster, California [Part 2]

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     After we found the cherry trees, I had a better understanding of how the map worked, so we decided to backtrack to the Polaroid house.     “So the house was built by Mr. Polaroid?”     “Yea Mr. Polaroid, the guy who made the film, I wonder if Mr. Kodachrome’s house is around here?”     We had no […]

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On The Road to Poppies: Lancaster, California [Part 1]

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     I woke up Saturday morning with itchy feet. I wanted to get out and do something, something outside, in the sun with life around and about. But I was supposed to sit in front of my computer and edit stories.     My computer screen stared back at me, and I thought of the places I […]

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