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Thursday, August 7, 2008 West Los Angeles

West Los Angeles, just east of the Twentieth Century Fox studios and just south of Beverly Hills, just doesn't know what it wants to be, so it ends up, by default, being surreal especially West Pico Boulevard between Beverly and Doheny.  Much of Los Angeles is like that.

This just makes you feel all queasy a billboard at Pico and Cardiff

A billboard at Pico and Cardiff, West Los Angeles - at Doheny Kosher Meats

To the left, as if from that Gatsby novel, eyes or eyeglasses

Abstract eyeglasses at optometry shop, West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles

Right across the street, as might be necessary here, a Feng Shui consultant

Red lion at Feng Shui consultant, West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles - K. Chana

Of course the Feng Shui consultant shares the building with Brooklyn Pizza, downstairs

Brooklyn Pizza, West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles - neon sign

And the adjacent florist, Harbie and there is no explanation for this

"Harbie" - figure at florist shop, West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles

The neighborhood offers no firm denotations at all

Empty sign frame and lamps, West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
Abstract eyeglasses at optometry shop, West Pico Boulevard, 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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