Down By The River Side

The Farmer John plant in Vernon is well known for the large, elaborate and meticulously maintained mural that wraps around its streetside walls Along Vernon Avenue, Soto Street and Bandini Boulevard. But until I was down in the Los Angeles River bed during my ride last week I had no idea the well-maintained artwork was continued along the backside of the facility not nearly so readily visible, so I attempted to capture a section of it atop the concrete bank and the river below it in something of a surreal juxtaposition (click it for the bigger picture):

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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, 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."