I won’t be going to the Lotus Festival this year, because I’m going to a Sri Lankan Festival in Pasadena and I’ve never been to a Sri Lankan festival before. Here, however, are a few photographs I took in the last three or four years of the lotus and water lilies in bloom in the Echo Park lake. There is usually some Asian themed entertainment at the festival, like Dragon boat races and lion dancers.
These lotus were replanted a couple of years ago after Echo Park lake was drained and restored. They are the same type of lotus originally planted by evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson decades ago. Her church, the Angelus Temple, is right across the street.