A collection of delightful Los Angeles imagery
As one of the world's most unique collections of crazy and artsy people, it's hardly surprising that Los Angeles produces surprising, eclectic imagery. Whether it is colorful murals, a Los Angeles tradition, or befuddling signage, or the interplay of urban sprawl and street lights, if you approach "the capital of the third world" (as the New York Times recently described Los Angeles) with an open mind, you are bound to gather a diversity of sensory input you can't get elsewhere.
I'm just going to run through a few of the shots I took on our latest client-tending trip:
If you plan on ship'n thingz, Los Angeles is definitely one of the more convenient places in the world - it has the United States' largest port and great inland intermodal connections. But we're pretty sure that you can just hit up this place in Mid-City, too, if you need the job done. Just make sure you pick up billz a ladin' so that you can prove the items were in good condition.
"Quality of Quality. For when Quality just isn't enough."
I don't really need to embellish this one. But since it's a blog: What could be more patriotic than U.S.A. screaming eagle blasting forth from the Stars and Stripes with cowboy desert mesas in the background on the side of this otherwise nondescript strip mall off Pico Boulevard?
We found this O.G. Yellow School Bus in Long Beach.
Or get your clothes pressed while you visit the notary - you would never see this in Germany.
A flying saucer crash landed into the side of this consumer electronics store.
There's something about trees that outgrow their sidewalks that makes me feel at home. The graffiti helps, as well, of course. When these subdivisions were laid out in the 40s, I'm sure nobody thought either the tree or the city it's in would ever get as big as they did.
Go outside and play!
Or build a skyscraper... your choice.