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Monday, July 7, 2008 Korean Metaphysics

The walls of Los Angeles' Korea Town around Western and Third being all existential. There are questions in the air, and tentative answers.

Old brick wall at Western and Second, Los Angeles - "Why?"
Old brick wall at Western and Third, Los Angeles - "Drink"
Old brick wall at Western and Third, Los Angeles - Korean message with explanation point
Old brick wall at Western and Third, Los Angeles - "Real Thing"
Graphic at car wash at Western and Second, Los Angeles - Car in Tub

Alternative walls

Korean Buddhist Kwan-Um Temple, Oxford at Third, Los Angeles
Korean Buddhist Kwan-Um Temple, Oxford at Third, Los Angeles
Korean Buddhist Kwan-Um Temple, Oxford at Third, Los Angeles
Korean Buddhist Kwan-Um Temple, Oxford at Third, Los Angeles
Lotus University, Oxford Street north of Third, Los Angeles
Lotus University, Oxford Street north of Third, Los Angeles
Korean balloon store, Western Avenue, Los Angeles

Ah, the "Perverts Only God Knows" truck at rest

"Perverts Only God Knows" truck
Korean Optical Shop - Third and Oxford, Los Angeles
Korean Optical Shop - Third and Oxford, Los Angeles - negative print

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Technical Note:

Photographs after March 3, 2008, were taken with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D70 when noted. All previous photographs were taken with the D70. The lenses used are (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto, or (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. Photography here is modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  The earliest photography in the archives was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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