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Sunday, December 2, 2007 Dreaming of Paradise

Gang members die.  The murals go up, like this on in the middle of Hollywood.  It's not as elaborate as some, but the "Rest in Paradise" mural is a Los Angeles tradition, albeit a recent one.

"Rest in Paradise" mural, Hollywood
"Rest in Paradise" mural, Hollywood

Next to the mural, whimsy

Blue tagger  mural, Hollywood

Looking down on it all, futile dreams of glamour

Glamour woman graphic on the east wall of the Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Boulevard

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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