Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wish I had a better camera

Think almost everytime I have ventured out to Flat Top, there has been a hawk in the crotch of this old cool tree.

Bounty Killer "Eagle and the Hawk"
Spoon "I Turn My Camera On"

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bring it on Back

Any good Montecito-ian, who has taken the back route to downtown or even to skip the 110N mess and get to the 101, knows this area. Beautiful old days long gone.

Cool aerial views of the Northeast side of things. Broadway and Main St. and their bridges and the old railway and on and on. That top photo shows the beautiful trees and greenery and just the natural state of the Los Angeles River. Oh what a great time that must have been.

Then the wide shot shows a time in Los Angeles before the 110 or even Hill St. it looks like. Maybe even before Chinatown? No, not that old. The Chinese settled in the 1800's here I believe, I got to go freshen up on my history. You can even see the black smoke from the 1:45 train taking off for Frisco. Amazing pictures. Early 1900's looked like a good time to be in LA.

Toots and the Maytals "Broadway Jungle"
Ghostland Observatory "Sad Sad City"

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Thee best sign and storefront in our little town I'd have to say. For the 5 or so years of driving up to Griffin, I've seen this cool little place . Or was it another similar business before? Either way, love the dude in the middle picture posing a classic 80's style. And then the girls placed perfectly on both sides staring at him dreamingly. I bet those three have seen a lot of tagging going on around them!

Always support your local business and neighbors.

Del McCoury Band "Beauty of My Dream"
Fugazi "Turn Off Your Guns"