Walking up Maltman today I found a new granddaddy (see image below) of my current curb-level fixation with concrete carvings, which I dubbed Streetfiti in my post a couple days ago over on Blogging.la. I’ve even gone and created a public Streetfiti Group over on Flickr to post my growing collection of snapshots like this one:
Typically a paving company’s imprint wouldn’t necessarily qualify, but with someone (the stamper perhaps?) hand-adding the date of the actual stamping: March 17, 1929… dang! That’s more than 77 years ago!
A block later just south of Marathon, Shadow and I encountered an excellent pair of aligator lizards sunning themselves on the sidewalk. One of them split into the shrubs as we drew nearer, but the one furthest from us actually hung out until we were practically right on top of it.
Nice! A shot of both of them from a distance can be found viewed here.
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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