03/10/2010:

Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights

Yesterday I took a tour of the American Apparel factory with Zach and Liya. It's down on Alameda and 7th Street, just East of downtown Los Angeles. I arrived about 45 minutes early, so I decided to take a drive. On Google Maps, I noticed an area on the other side of the river named "Brooklyn Heights", which I thought was interesting, since that's the name of the neighborhood where I live in New York. I drove over there, and it turned out to be a little area of Boyle Heights, a predominantly Mexican neighborhood. I drove around for twenty minutes, looking at the murals which decorated many of the streetcorners, and then I turned around and headed back downtown.

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Seriously gorgeous! I love how Mexicans paint signs right on the stucco. Except for certain details, these could be right out of Mexico. Makes me want to go back...

Seriously gorgeous! I love how Mexicans paint signs right on the stucco. Except for certain details, these could be right out of Mexico. Makes me want to go back...

Thanks admins

Interesting to see a little table and shrine or worship area on the sidewalk. i don't think I've seen that anywhere else, but I have not been to L.A. much except for the airport a few times. Colorful photo. Thanks.

Very Interesting Pic! There is alot going on.

I like all the wonderful color. This is a really interesting subject.

Food Stamps, Beer, Watermelon, and graffiti!!
Gotta love it all!

I just found your blog.
I just want to stop and say that your work is great!

Incredible portraits of a community. I love these so much. Wonderful colors!

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