On my way to the Bread Festival (see previous post) I came across a brand new mural near Second and Broadway and saw 3 other huge murals by the time I reached the Grand Central Market. I love the murals on walls around the city and still miss seeing the Old Lady of the Freeway mural on a building next to the 101 freeway just north of downtown. It was painted out decades ago when the new owner of the building declined to pay an annual royalty to Kent Twitchell who painted the mural. Twitchell has since recreated an Old Lady mural on a wall at the Los Angeles Valley College, but it is slightly different. The old lady looks much more assertive in this new rendition.
But I digress…
Across the street from the new Brantley mural is an older mural that appears to have been sculpted into the wall of a parking structure when it was built.
As I walked along Broadway I came across 2 huge murals that, to judge from the art style, must have been done in the 1980s.
Then, arriving at the Grand Central market I saw a very vocal anti-Trump demonstration going on. For the first time I heard chants of “Lock Him Up” from the crowd marching up Broadway. It was a smallish march, fewer than a thousand people I guess.
So here are some photos of this trip to downtown Los Angeles.