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Friday, May 2, 2008 The Turquoise Motel

This says Los Angeles, 1953 or so - the Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Boulevard, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles. It's not a movie set.  It's the real thing.  You've somehow travelled back in time.

Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles
Grand Motel, 1479 South La Cienega Blvd, between Saturn and Cashio, West Los Angeles

A few feet south, the mysterious iron circle

Mysterious iron circle

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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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