Alleyways

Most of the major streets around where I live have alleyways behind them and often they are the more interesting option.

You’ll find a lot of things in these alleys. Hobos. Hobo lairs. Terrible graffiti. Awesome graffiti. Even awesomer murals. Sad garbage. Sad stuff you think is garbage but turns out is a bag of someone’s belongings. Artfully arranged discarded furniture. Animal poop and sometimes people poop. Here’s a collection of recent shots taken mostly in (or just entering or exiting) one of these alleyways.

You shall not pass!

You shall not pass!

A wee roof for the power meters.

A wee roof for the power meters.

Yoda be trollin'. Behind La Brea near Melrose.

Yoda be trollin’. Behind La Brea near Melrose.

These premises protected by Computer Guard Security Systems.

These premises protected by Computer Guard Security Systems.

Come on down to La Brea and 1st for the saddest little Carnival ever.

Come on down to La Brea and 1st for the saddest little Carnival ever.

The homeless lock up their carts when not close by.

The homeless lock up their carts when not close by.

You get what’s on the tin here.

You get what’s on the tin here.

A lonely mini cart behind Beverly Blvd.

A lonely mini cart behind Beverly Blvd.

Alleyway delivery entrance behind West 3rd.

Alleyway delivery entrance behind West 3rd.

A classy moustachioed pole.

A classy moustachioed pole.

An alley view of windows handpainted for Easter at Pink’s Hot Dogs.

An alley view of windows handpainted for Easter at Pink’s Hot Dogs.

Keeping a watch over the school playground area behind him.

Keeping a watch over the school playground area behind him.

Old school lettering at an old school. Los Angeles High School to be precise.

Old school lettering at an old school. Los Angeles High School to be precise.

Sign on top of an old Firestone garage on La Brea.

Sign on top of an old Firestone garage on La Brea.

This is it.

This is it.

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