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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Pico Mystery

West Pico Boulevard at Barrington Avenue, West Los Angeles provide your own LA Noir narrative.

The "Sky Car" - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles
Black cat graphic on pet shop wall - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles
Neon martini sign - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles
Neon "siesta" sign at Mexican Restaurant - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles

The blue '67 Chevy van has been on top of this building for decades.

No one now knows how it got there.

No one now can explain it.

Blue Chevrolet van on rooftop since the mid-sixties - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles
Blue Chevrolet van on rooftop since the mid-sixties - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles
Blue Chevrolet van on rooftop since the mid-sixties - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles
Third "CBS" Eye - sticker on traffic signal, West Pico Boulevard at Barrington Avenue, southwest corner
Green wall - Granville Avenue at Pico, West Los Angeles
The "Sky Car" - West Pico Boulevard, West Los Angeles

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the "fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

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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