- Pretty much the greatest web comic ever. This includes the illustrations on CNN.com.
My old skating friend found me on Flickr and is posting some old skate photos. That’s me, gingerly sliding down a rail it seems.
In the background of this photo is Cecil Park. Where there is now a fully equipped skatepark with cement bowls and rails galore. And not just somewhere in that park, but right there, in the spot you can see.
Mike posted a shot of the Golden Fire Hydrant at 20th and Church. When I first read that story a few months ago (1906 earthquake lore has been plentiful) I remember thinking how cool it was to live in a city with so much visible history. After Amber and I went to Italy and saw, like, really old shit, coming back to Los Angeles was a bit of a let down.
Of course, Los Angeles does have some really cool history you can reach out and touch—er, drive 20 miles, bake in traffic, dodge a homeless person's shopping cart—and touch, but it's nice to be coming up that hill on Muni and just happen to see something that played a huge part in the history of the neighborhood and the city.