…and it does not matter at all that I took this photo already on 2/18/2013…
No, not bikini – this is the first Pedestrian Plaza conversion in Los Angeles.
Located at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Griffith Park Blvd., it leaves me a bit… baffled. It is green, it certainly is low maintenance, but what’s wrong with a bit of living green here and there? Instead of polka dots on steroids?
On the other hand, the bicycle stands are fun! And being used. That is a good sign.
2011 is drawing to a close and the last day of the year was one of spectacularly good weather; even by our SoCal standards 80 F are quite impressive and one had to take a stroll through the Zoo and the Botanical Garden.
So – there we are – some celebration tonight and tomorrow morning we can say: Hello 2012!
May it be a good year.
Downtown Los Angeles is “terra icognita” for many people. They have heard about it, but most of the time only rather frightening tales. Images of the Hunt-Lenox Globe with its dire warning of “here be dragons” come to mind.
And you know what? They are right! There are strange beasts to be seen; maybe not quite dragons, but fierce enough – and definitely huge.
They seem to have divided up their territory rather nicely, because a more benign looking neighbor lives on the other side of the street.
And they can be seen all year round, not just on Halloween.