Mission: Ride To The Sun. Photo By David Hanjani (Biking In Venice Beach)
What does art mean to your Los Angeles?
Indiana Gold Line Station, LA
Universal Studios. Photo By David Hanjani
Breezy Palm Trees. VENICE BEACH :) Photo By David Hanjani
It’s Obon Weekend in Los Angeles and both temples in Little Tokyo are celebrating.
Zenshuji Soto Mission is from 11AM - 8PM
Nishi Hongwangji Budhhist Temple is from 3PM - 9PM
Since the temples are practically across the street from each other you can walk to either one. The Gold Line stops nearby (Little Tokyo/Arts District) and there is parking available in a lot whose entrance is on Alameda.
Both events feature food booths, games, farmer’s markets and entertainment. The one at Zenshuji has a flea market, while you can play bingo at Nishi Hongwangji.
Corner of Main, Spring, and Ninth streets in downtown Los Angeles, 1939. Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.
Los Angeles by Jose Ramirez. This is just a small section of the wall which is probably about 12’ long. It’s all tiled with cityscapes in the background. The artist says this piece encompasses the dreams, cultures and people of Los Angeles.
It’s been about four years since the last pedal boats skimmed across the surface of Echo Park Lake after the city dry docked the boats to save money. But on Saturday morning, the public will once again be able to rent a pedal boat at the park as a new boating company prepares to launch a fleet of bright yellow boats into the waters of the newly reopened lake. (via New pedal boat fleet docks at Echo Park Lake | The Eastsider LA)