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Nice Los Angeles photos

Check out these Los Angeles images:

The Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Image by dog97209
Foyer behind Main Desk

Los Angeles Mall
Los Angeles
Image by LA Wad
This is not just a mall in Los Angeles … it’s name is actually Los Angeles Mall.

It is a sunken open-air shopping center at the foot of Los Angeles City Hall.

A whole dissertation can be written just on this one mall and how it is one of the great failures of urban planning.

This mall has never been very useful except for the workers in City Hall and nearby government buildings who need a quick lunch.

The mall is sunken, so it is only visible to pedestrians. Also, because it is so close to City Hall, commercial signage might seem gauche. So the selection of stores are not readily apparent.

The mall was completed during the heart of the modernist (or is it post-modernist) ideal that all land use be regimented and purpose-oriented, and that the public space had been rendered technologically obsolete. The Los Angeles Mall’s purpose is strictly to shop, and it has no connection with City Hall or the built environment.

Even the height of anti-urban urbanism, this mall had never been attractive. Now that downtown Los Angeles has a culture of taking back the public sphere, it is a vestige of planning’s dark ages.

110 Freeway, Downtown Los Angeles

A few nice Los Angeles images I found:

110 Freeway, Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Image by Pirtz
GAH! It’s been forever since I’ve gone out for a shoot. Felt SO good to get out on the town with all my gear today!

I’ve been meaning to shoot the 110 for a while now, i’m pretty happy with the results!

Happy Easter, ya’ll

Los Angeles – Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
Image by roger4336
Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. It must look like a different world now. Then it was an ordinary street, though wide and lined with palm trees. CBS on one side, and a tire store across the street. Where are all the cars? The location is approximate.