Mission at Los Angeles River Center and Gardens

Mission at Los Angeles River Center and GardensMission – Cypress Park, Downtown Los Angeles, California, USA

copyright 2011 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.

This little enclave, cloistered behind large ivy covered walls and snuggled up against the Los Angeles River is quite hard to find. I’m guessing most Angelinos do not even know it exists. At 570 West Avenue 26 Los Angeles, CA 90065, in the neighborhood of Cypress Park just minutes from downtown, it was originally built to house the headquarters for Lawry’s Products, Inc. (of seasoned salt fame). By the 1990’s the gardens and its structures had fallen into disrepair and was scheduled to be demolished in 1998. The local community fought to save it and won.

Nikon Coolpix 5000, exposure: f/3.1, 1/540 sec., ISO 100, focal length: 28 mm (35mm equivalent), Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head.

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