My wife and I love exploring downtown. The other day we just rambled along one of the streets taking in the sights and enjoying the day. Actually she gets a bang out of seeing pet dogs and loves to strike up conversations with the pet’s owner. While she was doing that I strolled along as usual gawking this way and that. Then something interesting caught my eye so I backed up a few steps to get a better look. Then out came the iPhone and I started clicking away. Naturally pedestrians downtown see these buildings everyday so when I stopped to take my pictures they didn’t even pause-they just stepped around me and kept going.
Now this quiz might be a little more difficult than previous ones. Los Angeles is a maze of glass and steel skyscrapers and it’s hard to keep track of them all. And really, the image that caught my eye is nothing iconic. It’s not the sort of thing a tourist would go gaga over. But I found it very interesting because it stood out so clearly in the bright Los Angeles sunlight. You certainly won’t find anything like it in cities with older gloomy buildings.
Go head and take the challenge. In fact, let’s make this a 2-point quiz. So pretend you were there side-by-side with me and together we snapped pictures with our iPhones. Where in Los Angeles were we? Be as specific as you can. There are a lot of clues in the picture. When you determine where we were as we photographed the shiny building, the second part of this quiz is what is that strange thing reflecting off the glass? Oh, come on now, you know what it is.
By the way, did you come up with an answer to the last quiz: Exactly where were we standing to get the image of the Mark DiSuvero’s Shoshone Sculpture?
Answer: True, the sculpture is visible from the intersection of Fifth and Flower streets. But, specifically, we were directly in front of the sculpture on the upper garden terrace level of the Citigroup Center located at 444 S. Fifth Street. We were facing toward the Bonaventure Hotel across the street.
I love exploring LA for the public art and murals, especially when they are hidden in plain sight.
For the answer to this quiz go to post: Our Famous Promontory, May, 2014