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Down Town Los Angeles

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2003 - 2017.

Los Angeles, once thought a backwater, is now the second largest city in the United States. Once accused of having no culture, it is now the art, design, and entertainment capital of the country, if not the world. One of the largest cities in the US by area, it rises from the Pacific Ocean into the mountains of the Angeles Forest over 30 miles away. Los Angeles didn't have a natural harbor, so it built one. When the Los Angeles River, the main water source, wasn't big enough, Los Angeles stole another. With a population of 3.6 million people in 465 square miles, Los Angeles is not a dense city. Including the surrounding area, 14 million people make the area home.

AKA Barclay Hotel
Van Nuys Building, now Barclay Hotel.

Downtown Los Angeles as seen from the Southwest Museum.
Triforium, a musical sculpture.

Building corner detail.

Homeland Security.

A new park under construction across from City Hall.

New "Red Light Ticket Camera" about to go into service, helping Los Angeles balance its budget.

Civil Defence tower.

Grand Park.

3rd Street Tunnel.

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This page last updated: Tuesday, 14-Feb-2017 00:12:56 EST

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