Miniature in the Mail #11: "El Pueblo de Los Ángeles"

"El Pueblo de Los Ángeles" (MitM #11)
5" x 5"
Oil on masonite
Today's Miniature in the Mail is a view of El Pueblo de la Reina de los Ángeles ("The Town of the Queen of Angels"), L.A.'s original settlement of Spanish pobladores and one of the oldest areas, aside from what I'm sure was a preexisting indigenous presence, right in heart of the downtown.

In the "constellation of plastic" that is L.A. (Norman Mailer), where "by the time you're 35, you're older than most of the buildings" (Delia Ephron), El Pueblo was my introduction to the big city, maybe a backwards way of seeing it but, hey, I'm backwards.

It was hot when I visited and this Old World loggia, eco-designed for natural air conditioning, provided a nice respite from the sun.

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Hope your week gets started on the right foot.