Life in Echo Park

North of Downtown L.A. is where you'll find Echo Park. A place where i was born and raised... A place where i can always find solitude with its distant echos. Not your typical neighborhood in Los Angeles. This is life here...

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Lotus Festival

As I was riding back from Downtown L.A. I rode passed the lakeside and noticed that the Lotus were beginning to bloom. That tells me one thing, we will soon be having our little neighborhood festival. It came and went and it was alot of fun with Saturday's evening firework show that always is impressive. Till next year around this time...

Friday, June 10, 2005

Happy Birthday Echo Park

We celebrate Echo Park Lake's birthday of 110 years! Not bad at all, she still looks good!
The Echo Park Boathouse at 751 Echo Park Ave sits right at its edge. The lake itself has been open to the public since 1895! I remember when at one time(in the 60's) there were actually lil wooden boats with gas powered engines that would just putt around the lake with its red/green marine type marker lights. It was so much fun to ride these cool boats...
and not exactly like today where you really have to bust your butt to move around the lake! geez!
Excerise is good but this is pure uh.. sweat, so no relaxing enjoyable boatride for us, only for the kiddies! Yup, i've seen alot of changes and all for the better of the Lake and all who enjoy walking, fishing, biking or just jogging around it. The atmosphere is nice and the people i have occasionally met are nice. Anyway as i said, the lake, she is beautiful and all the ducks say Amen Brother! haha (they really quack me up!)

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Views of Echo Park - a photography project

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I just put another blog site up dedicated to the many interesting areas of the neighborhood. I had mentioned it earlier and finally decided the time was right to go for it. The following days will become my own little adventure.I plan to shoot up the hood (so to speak) as much as possible and capture its essence on film and or digital. As always, i do welcome any interesting locations, building, house, street etc. or any other ideas anyone might want to pass on... feel free to.
Its still being worked on and needs more the end of this week it'll be ok.

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