February 8, 2009

Photo Los Angeles: 06: Downtown Los Angeles III

Going on three straight days of rain downtown. Low flying black clouds move slowly around skyscrapers like ghosts, dumping much needed rain on our dry metropolis. Traffic halts to a stop (LA drivers treat rain like Michigan drivers treat a blizzard). The homeless head for their tents and downtowners run across intersections, avoiding puddles and looking for overhangs. It's all very enchanting...


Keith Drury said...

gr8 pix!

Christin said...

Yes, it is! Loudon Wainwright sings this song,

"When it's grey in L.A. I sure like it that way,
Cause there's way too much sunshine round here...

And I sure love the sound of the rain pouring down,
On my carport roof made out of tin,
If there's a flood, then there's gonna be mudslides--
We all have to pay for our sin!

And I suppose that they'll close canyon roads,
And the freeways will all start to clog.
And the waters will rise and you won't be surprised
When your whole house smells like your wet dog..."


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