Not just because they are a safety menace, but because they let tech bros zip past the actually troubling parts of urban life, like encampments of homeless people. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-bird-scooter-20180515-story.html
As I’ve mentioned before, one can spend quite a bit of time lost in the digitized photography archives hosted by the digital library at the University of Southern California. It’s the single best resource I’ve found for large- and medium- format Los Angeles photography. Wherever possible, I try to look for ways to group photographs together. I… Read More Venice Beach, 1940
I’ve seen this photo numerous times, but I just realized (I’m pretty sure) that the Western Union storefront in the photograph is where Mao’s Kitchen is now located. I had lunch there yesterday, and I guess it just clicked. Pretty cool to see how the infrastructure was once built around the Pacific Electric cars.
From the USC Digital Archives: Photograph of Westminster Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, CA,, [s.d.]. Abbot Kinney Boulevard runs from the foreground to the background at center and intersects Westminster at center. Both roads are paved, and several early-model automobiles can be seen parked along the sides of the road. Single-story buildings line… Read More Westminster Avenue and Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Another high resolution photo print (3508 x 2915 pixels) taken in 1925. This one shows the “Venice Professional Building” at the intersection of Windward Avenue and what is now Pacific Avenue (Trolley Way, back then). ajaxhelper (3508×2912).
This was once at 12728 Washington Blvd. 00068627.jpg (634×800).