Memo Pisa el Lodo
A Beautiful Building in Boyle Heights
I was walking down 1st St. in Boyle Heights the other day. I walked passed this gorgeous building that needed to be photographed before getting demolished. (At least, rumor has it that that is the case. Does anybody actually know?)
A few close ups:
Shepard Fairey in Action
were driving by and saw him out there so i asked him if he minded if i took some pics. he said "not at all". what a nice guy. "
The finished product:
This (legal) mural is close to the corner of La Brea and Melrose, on the East side of the street.
Photos by no.fi.no
Over the past few months I have gotten about a dozen hits of people google searching Cantinflas
and about three hits of people googling for murals of Cantinflas. People find this blog when they google Cantinflas because of this entry
(Actually, people have found this site by googling the mispelling "Cantiflas" instead of the correct spelling "Cantinflas".)
There is a mural of Cantinflas in Los Angeles. At Hollywood High, on the corner of Selma and Highland:
I was facing west when I took the picture. And you can tell that I took this picture in the afternoon because of the obnoxious light blur on the top left.
A close up. Cantinflas is the center piece!
A controversial image
was found on Los Feliz Blvd
Image not shown here.
Close to the Sunset Junction in Silverlake
A few months ago:
The wall facing north: The Five Dollar Guy
About a month or two ago:
The wall facing north: something chronologically confusing.
The wall facing west: more chronological confusement.
The wall facing north: Visual Narcotics
The wall facing west:
The same. Except there are chairs piled up against the wall.
A and A
meets Mr. Andre
Photo by Lord Jim
Boyle Heights, St. Louis and 1st St.
I was walking down 1st St. a few weeks ago. I came across a boxing center with this mural on the outside:
It looks much better in person.
A few close ups:
On another side of the building I found this:
The mural is by Ernesto de la Loza
. Additional information on the mural can be found here
Blue and Pink
At the abandoned industrial building on 2nd St. in downtown, just a little east of Alameda:
I am a sucker for pink graffiti:
If you have any pictures of pink graffiti murals, please email them to me at memopisaellodo at gmail.
Buff Monster livens up urban decay:
This is close to the corner of Hollywood and Vine.
20 mg and the Hollywood Sign
I went up to the Hollywood sign for the first time a few weeks ago. Here is a nice shot of Visual Narcotics
and the Hollywood sign:
I even saw some shoes dangling on some phone wires as well:
Before/After on 2nd St.
A little east of Alameda on 2nd St. is an abandoned industrial building COVERED in art. Here are some pictures of a part of that building...
Before (not sure for how long, photo by cee3
When I walked by the other day:
Outside of Wacko's
One of my favorite places to visit in this city is La Luz De Jesus Gallery
(located inside) on Hollywood Blvd. Here are some shots of the building exterior:
Here are a few pictures of stencils on the sidewalk that I found there a few weeks ago:
Also, right above:
Nothing like breathing cuteness into an abandoned building like painting a picture of an adorable little duck!
A few feet to the left (I have this photo on my desktop right now)
Location: An abandoned industrial building on 2nd St. Downtown LA
What is it exactly?
I don't know. But I found it in the garden area at Crossroads of the World
on Sunset Blvd:
Boyle Heights Sign Post
Walking West on 1st St. in Boyle Heights the other day and I came across this mysterious picture:
I saw this on the corner of Sunset and Cahuenga the other day. It is right by the Jack in the Box parking lot:
See those two pennies on the upper left side?
Walking a few feet further, I noticed another pair of pennies:
Walking a few feet further, I noticed only ONE penny:
And then finally, two pennies again (you can see these two pennies from a distance on the previous photo):
I have no idea what the story is. This is probably my most puzzling find so far. Ah so many questions!
Dino Slut and Companion
Here are two cute little stencils by the bike rack at Amoeba Music:
American Hotel Mural
Hey remember Ms. T's ties
There is this gorgeous mural at The American Hotel, across the street from the tie pole on Hewitt St.
Here is my favorite close up:
The last post I made about The American Hotel was this one
I have seen this mysterious character around town lately.
On the sidewalk on 2nd St in Downtown:
and Underneath Amoeba Music:
I am 5'2 (kinda short) with a rather crap zoom lens, hence its kind of hard for me to take good pics of small objects high up.
Also, I found this on cee3
EDITED NOTE: More info has been found here