File this one under “hometown tourist,” as this is one of the things I’ve been wanting to see but have never gotten around to. This past Friday night I met up with my pal, Zita, in the Miracle Mile for a night of dive bars and exploration. Little did I know, we would pass the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and one of the most enviable photo-opp venues in the city: the lampposts, also known as the “Urban Light” installation from Chris Burden.
Just gorgeous. The photo, of course, pales in comparison to the spot’s true beauty.
Interestingly enough, this large-scale assemblage sculpture consists of 202 restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s — the majority of which once lit Southern California streets.
Seeing the sparkle of the lights across the clear night sky just does something for my peace of mind.
And then there was a whole lot of this.
Can’t forget about this either.