Friday, August 31, 2007

Floating Door, Glassell Park

This door kind of appears to be floating in the sky, but it's actually at the side of a woodcraft shop on Verdugo Rd. at Avenue 34 in Glassell Park.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

NorthLake Entrance, Castaic

NorthLake is a master-planned community in Castaic, rising above the western edge of Castaic Lake.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bikes, Santa Monica

Bikes are lined up and ready to ride in front of a bike shop on Lincoln Blvd. in Santa Monica. (The only sign on the shop was above the entrance, and it spelled "Sweet".)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Clubhouse Construction, Calabasas

A new clubhouse is under construction in an exclusive gated community of Calabasas called The Estates at the Oaks, by New Millennium Homes.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cosmetology Students, Glendora

A group of coeds take a break from their cosmetology classes at Citrus College in Glendora to smile for L.A. Snapshot.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sawdust Festival, Laguna Beach

Despite being in Orange County, Laguna Beach draws the usual summer tourists visiting L.A. (along with native Angelenos) to the annual art festivals. Pictured here is a local artist at the Sawdust Festival, now in its 41st year.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Weigh-In, Pico Rivera

A young football player gets weighed by coaching staff members of the San Gabriel Valley Jr. All-American Football Conference during certification day. The annual ritual took place at Rivera Park in Pico Rivera.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Coffee House, Monrovia

The Monrovia Coffee Company is a neighborhood coffee house that features live music on Friday nights following the Old Town Family Festival street fair on Myrtle Ave. in Monrovia.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Empty Horse Stalls, Stevenson Ranch

These empty horse stalls are near the trail entrance to Towsley Canyon in Stevenson Ranch. Film makers often used this area when needing a rustic, Old West location for their movies, and the horses would be cared for here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Stray Cats, Cheviot Hills

A brave stray cat keeps an eye on me from a private driveway on Woodbine St. in Cheviot Hills, while two others walk away in the background. This small cul de sac ends at the 10 Fwy., and there were many other cats here who scattered when I approached for a photograph.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sports Billboard, Palms

If you're a sports fan, you've most likely heard of Jim Rome. He has a syndicated sports radio talk show that is unique, abrasive and sometimes controversial. This billboard promoting his slot on KLAC is located on Motor Ave. in Palms.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Summer Squash, Mar Vista

Yellow summer squash grow in one of the many plots of Ocean View Farms, a community garden above Centinela Ave. in Mar Vista.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ocean Mural, Ocean Park

A large mural of undersea life decorates the wall along Ocean Beach Blvd. at 4th St. in the Santa Monica community of Ocean Park.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Boardwalk Area, Venice Beach

Trying to capture the craziness and Bohemian lifestyle of Venice Beach in one image is like describing Disneyland simply as an amusement park. So I'm posting 3 images today, but even that isn't enough to portray one of the most unusual and interesting districts in L.A.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Abandonded Boat, Santa Monica Mountains

This little old boat appears to have been left behind to withstand the dry, dusty elements of the Santa Monica Mountains, just off of Kanan Road.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pizza Dough, Valley Village

An employee of Joe Peep's New York Pizza prepares the pizza dough in advance of the daily onslaught of hungry customers. The Valley Village pizzeria has been in business since 1980. There's only a few tables for dining here, so most of their business is take-out.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Denim, Koreatown

Denim jeans, shorts and skirts are on display in front of a small cluster of shops on Vermont Ave. just south of 8th St. in Koreatown.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Peacock, Arcadia

This peacock is one of hundreds, possibly thousands, that roam the residential streets of Arcadia immediately surrounding the L.A. County Arboretum. Peafowl were imported from India in the 1880s by businessman and landowner Lucky Baldwin.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Headstone, Los Angeles

This large headstone sits atop a grave at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles. Founded as Rosedale Cemetery in 1884, it was the first graveyard in L.A. open to all races. Apparently, someone realized that death does not discriminate.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Painted Barber Shop, Echo Park

Johnny's Barber Shop in Echo Park is hard to miss heading east on Montana Street, with its painted barber colors, traffic light and signs for Dodger Stadium and Echo Park Ave.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Kaleidoscope Entrance, Pasadena

This is a section of the kaleidoscope entrance tunnel to Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. Located at Brookside Park in the Arroyo Seco, the museum was originally launched in 1979 on the campus of Cal Tech.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Endless Soda, Highland Park

Galco's Soda Pop Stop has aisles stocked with more soda than you've ever seen in one place. The Highland Park store has been in business since 1897 and claims to carry the largest selection of sodas on the West Coast.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Landmark, West Adams Heights

The West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill area of Los Angeles was developed between 1900 and 1920, catering to the wealthy entrepreneurs of that era. After the Great Depression, the area hit hard times. But in the last 20-25 years, there has been a renewed interest in the community to restore the elegant old homes.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Railroad Tracks, Los Nietos

These Union Pacific Railroad tracks are just off of Dice Rd. in Los Nietos, an unincorporated industrial district in the West Whittier-Santa Fe Springs area.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Country Road, Via Verde

Though it's not actually out in the country, the residential neighborhood of Via Verde (within the city of San Dimas) gives the impression that you're far away from the city.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Food Stand, Lincoln Heights

Playita Don Cuco in Lincoln Heights is a small Mexican food stand located on North Mission Road. One of the oldest neighborhoods of L.A., Lincoln Heights has a history as colorful as the exterior of this little restaurant.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Old Glory Design, Temple City

This home in Temple City has the same U.S. flag design on the garage door as on the spare tire cover on the van in the driveway. I wonder what the interior looks like?

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Just Married, Manhattan Beach

Following their wedding ceremony at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, shortly after guests have moved inside for the reception, Natalie and Ryan celebrate the beginning of their lives together.

Friday, August 03, 2007

School Hallway, Los Angeles

This blue hallway at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies is deserted and quiet for the summer, but will be filled with students dashing for class next month. The Los Angeles school enrolls ambitious students in grades 6 through 12 using the L.A.U.S.D. Magnet Application Process.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Furniture, Faircrest Heights

Merchandise is on a sidewalk display in front of Designer Furniture Auctioneers store on La Cienega Blvd. This location is at the west end of a neighborhood called Faircrest Heights.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Sports Pavillion, La Verne

The Sports Science and Athletics Pavillion is a unique structure on the campus of the University of La Verne. The college was established in 1891 in Lordsburg, which was later renamed La Verne.