Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Guerilla Art

You never know what you'll find in an abandoned building...

This guy's actually quite good...  

I went through the exit door, and there was more...

Another angle.  Kinda fun to find in an otherwise completely boring building.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Traffic Report

This particular crow has perched on a freeway wall overlooking the northbound Hollywood Freeway.  

Now you know where your traffic reports come from :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


You've always known what the little mirrors up by the department store ceilings were for... here's what the other side of them looks like.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Old Hollywood Apartments

I happened to catch the El Royale Apartments and the Ravenswood in between the palm trees from a rooftop at the Hollygrove Orphanage (where Marilyn Monroe grew up).

The El Royale is at 450 North Rossmore, and the Ravenswood is at 570 N Rossmore.  We are looking toward the southwest from 815 North El Centro, 90038 (Hollygrove Orphanage).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blessed Are the Merciful...

I had this historic church all to my myself, and got a nice pic of some vintage stained glass at just the right time of day.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Docks

Here we are at the Port of Los Angeles. These docks are for American President Lines (note "APL" on many of the containers, when you click on the picture).

It was a slow day for some reason - all those trucks are usually flying around moving the containers from the ships to the yard. Then the containers are placed onto rail cars or other trucks for transport offsite (these trucks never leave the yard - they just move the containers around).

Interesting note: Each container has a transponder, and can be tracked in real time as it moves from place to place around the yard.  The highest object in this photo is one of the antennae.

Another interesting note...  If you see the term "intermodal transport" you're looking at it.  Intermodal means you can take the very same container and put it on three modes - a boat, a rail car, or a truck.