It’s a somber day in Los Angeles, the sky overcast and gray, the air thick and muggy, the grime and trash in the streets of downtown Los Angeles damp and soggy. I stroll down San Julian Street. To my right are a row of store-bought camping tents and make-shift shelters constructed out of tarp and shopping … More Humans of Skid Row
To the surprise of many native Angelenos, Downtown Los Angeles is home to a myriad of historic landmarks. These architectural clues of times past are obscured by the new development and restoration of Downtown Los Angeles.
On Tuesday afternoon, I drove past the Coliseum to explore farther south of the stadium than I had ever been. Unsure of where to park or where to go, I pulled my green Honda Element into the parking lot in front of Numero Uno Supermarket and strolled down Vermont Avenue. Here’s what I encountered.