Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Downtown LA Street Art Walk Part 2

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Christina Angelina and Fin Dac.
The mural above is a 2014 collaboration by Christina Angelina and Fin Dac in Downtown LA called "Upon Reflection." This is located at 117 Winston Street. There is so much amazing detail in these walls. Unfortunately I did not catch the light at the right time to see the murals without shadows. For better pictures, see the making of the murals at ColorsinLA's post. See also Part 1 of my Downtown LA Street Art Walk.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Downtown LA.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural in Downtown LA.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural in Downtown LA.
I went on another street art walk yesterday through Mar Vista, Venice and Santa Monica. This yielded a large set of cool walls, which I will have in a separate post.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Downtown LA Street Art Walk Part 1

Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Faith 47. Los Angeles, 24 Sep 2016.
Yesterday morning we went on a street art walk around Downtown Los Angeles. I had three murals mapped out to see, two by South African artist Faith 47 and one a collaboration by Christina Angelina and Fin DAC. Along the way we spotted a few bonus murals, which I will share in this set of photos.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Faith 47. Los Angeles.
The mural above is titled "The Preciousness of the Hunt," and it located on the corner of 12th and 1130 S. Flower Street, near the LA Live complex. I have captured some of her murals in the past, a lion in Shoreditch, London and several at Wynwood Walls in Miami. A bonus mural was the neighboring large wall by DourOne.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by DourOne. Downtown LA.
Two bonus murals by German artist Case Maclaim were located near the murals by Faith 47 and DourOne.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Case Maclaim.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Case Maclaim. 24 Sep 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by JR.
The third hand mural spotted on this walk was painted on the side of the Bristol Hotel by JR back in 2011. My last one in this set is a new mural by Faith 47, titled "Who will guard the guards themselves?" This is located near 453 S. Spring Street.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Faith 47.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Faith 47.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Mural by Faith 47.
I will have a few more murals in Part 2 of the street art walk.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Point Dume

Photo by Patrick Jones. Point Dume, LA. 23 Sep 2016.
Photos from a picture perfect few hours of beach time at Point Dume, north of Malibu off the Pacific Coast Highway. This was one of our favorite spots when we lived in LA.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Kiddos at Point Dume.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Point Dume, 23 Sep 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. View to the north, Point Dume.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Edgar, 1941


This photo is of my great-grandfather, Edgar Lawrence Jones. The photo was probably taken around the time of my Gumpy's wedding in October 1941. I have recently written about Edgar as part of the 1915 Indiana high school state champion basketball team from Thorntown, Indiana, the 1915 Thorntown glee club, earlier with a post on the marriage license for Edgar and Alma Oyler and a post on Edgar's draft cards.

Keith and Blanche, 1941

Keith D. Jones, 1941.
Blanche Allene O'Brien Jones.
My grandparents were married on 11 October 1941. Keith D. Jones was 21 at the time, Blanche Allene O'Brien was almost 29. She owned her own beauty shop in Broad Ripple, Indianapolis.
Keith D. Jones. likely 1941, Indianapolis.