Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New photos...



Here's a new subject: the stamps contractors put in the sidewalks so we know who did the work. These are all over town, but we never really notice them till we drop a dime and have to look down. I found a bunch of these on my walks through the neighborhood
and will post them in the days to come. Interesting to find out some of the sidewalks go back to the 20s.

Monday, May 22, 2006

A long time ago....

Here is an interesting piece of history. Somewhere on Centinella Ave near La Cienaga, on the sidewalk, there is is this short little message from the occupants of the house that used to be there. It is a small "Welcome", written in little stones. The house that used to be there probably had its front entrance walkway right there, leading up to the house. Its now a block of small businesses. I took a walk through the neighborhood, and found a lot of letters on the sidewalks, which I will put up over the next few days. I thought this one was the most interesting. As I took the picture, the guy who runs the barbershop came out and asked me if I knew the people who used to live there and wrote the message. He said many people have come by and photographed it, some who lived in L.A. many years ago. I know somewhere in this town there is picture of the original house and the neighborhood as it was back in 1954. Anyone know who runs the photo archives of Los Angeles?

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Old car...


Look at this, an old Pinto station wagon. I thought they got rid of all of these cars.
Smashed in the cruncher. Hope they get this one soon. Dangerous cars.

Escaped shopping carts...



See, they get away from you if you're not carefull. Making plans, conspiring, who knows what they're capable of doing next?! Shopping carts must be watched or they'll be out of control!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Hey, when you're done with that hot tub...!


Just lean it up against the fence. Looks nice, doesn't it? Bet the neighbors love looking at that tub out their front window.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

waiting room...


I like this one, two couches to sit on while waiting to see the house. Nice placement.
At least they're not on the sidewalk....

Saturday, May 06, 2006

On the streets this week...



Now what can you say about the Cookie Monster that has not already been said? Someone has taken Cookie away now, appearently they felt they could not live another day without a Cookie Monster in their house. As for the glove on the light signal button, you got me. Why anyone would put a surgical glove on this pole is beyond me. Unless they did not want to get any germs when pressing the button. On the other hand, in this city, why not. Look at the junk people throw out in front of their houses and elsewhere. Maybe they don't have the cleanest habits. So maybe we all need protection when pressing the buttons.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Change of pace here...


Here is some fried chicken, for your home cooking enjoyment. It was GOOOD!!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Back in town...

I'm back in town this week, and have a few new pictures. I am still planning on publishing a calender for sale by the fall of some of the neat items seen on this here blog. Keep watching this space for updates.