Tuesday, May 23, 2006
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
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
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
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.