Monday, September 8, 2014

The La Brea Tar Pits

Eva at the pits
What would a visit to Los Angeles be without a stop by the La Brea Tar Pits?

Peggy and I took our visiting Eva for a walk past the oozing methane pits for a glimpse into the area's non-Hollywood related dark and sordid past!

Mastodons and other prehistoric beasts often got caught in the tar pit trap
Mastodon bones from the tar pits
at the Page Museum

Mastodons really did roam Southern California once upon a time

It's always fun to watch bubbling tar.  There were lots of tourists wandering outside the Page Museum.  There was even a guy singing and playing the guitar for our entertainment.

Eva and I hadn't seen each other since 1972
It was blisteringly hot, of course. And humid.  And did I mention it was very hot?

Pulling out of the museum area, we found rows of L.A.'s famous food trucks - all parked in a long queue.

Bahn in the USA is the name of one of the trucks parked in the Wilshire district
This iconic image of Los Angeles' historic lamp posts was put together as street art.  I love it.

L.A. - we love it!

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