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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Street Theater

The American Drama plays itself out here in Los Angeles, down on La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire.

"Theatre" sign, La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
Abraham Lincoln poster, La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
Martin Luther King Jr. poster, La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
"Love" poster, La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
"Obey" - marquee at restaurant two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
"Peace Dove" and rose in rifle barrel - marquee at restaurant two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
Rose Garden Korean Restaurant - marquee - two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles
Buddha on the lot of a garden store, La Brea at Third, West Los Angeles

Heaven is right here

Heaven Furniture - La Brea, one block north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles - cherub logo on yellow wall

Next to Heaven, it's just Horton

"Horton Hears a Who" billboard next to Heaven Furniture - La Brea, one block north of Wilshire, West Los Ang

As close as Charlie Chaplin got to heaven, the tower of the office building he built in 1929 and never used, behind the trendy La Brea Bakery

The "Charlie Chaplin Tower" - La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire, West Los Angeles

At La Brea and Third

Small stick figure on wall, La Brea at Third, West Los Angeles
Cat sticker on metal lamppost, La Brea at Third, West Los Angeles
End of Bicycle Lane, La Brea at Third, West Los Angeles
Pulp Stationary - La Brea, two blocks north of Wilshire, 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:

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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