What if tomorrow everyone’s car just disappeard? That was the question that Ross Ching asked himself. As an answer he came up with the following video in which he got rid of all the cars in L.A.. It’s the city of 12-lane-superhighways without the cars. Without the trucks. Without any motorized vehicle… Take a look.
It’s all about tarring-and-feathering the opponents of a government health care takeover as somehow unpatriotic. And the defacing of the flag, of course, is well within the mainstream of far-left propaganda tactics. (Zitat von Michelle Malkin, Fox News)
Visual History at its best. A must-read: Los Angeles, Portrait of a City (Amazon Affiliate Link). Kevin Starr, Jim Heimann and David Ulin take more than 600 photographs on 570 pages to tell the history of greater Los Angeles. As can be expected from Taschen they did a marvelous job picking the pictures and putting them together. The whole book manages to convey (at least some of) the spirit of living in L.A. throughout the “ages” and to show even lesser-known aspects of the city as well as a couple of its rough edges. Flipping through it you’ll soon realize that there’s a lot more to the city of angels than what can be seen at the movies.
Over at Skyscrapercity.com they have collected many many great pictures from the Los Angeles before time, at least before my time… from the fifties, fourties, thirties, twenties, heck, some of them are even older, yet. Great stuff indeed!