1. losangelespast:

    A lone figure climbs the steps of a backlit Los Angeles City Hall, 1928.

    (Source: lapl.org)

     
  2. acehotel:

    Congratulations Acne Studios!

    The oh so talented Swedes have opened their newest store across the street in the majestic Art Deco Eastern Columbia Building.  

     

  3. "The automobile has not merely taken over the street, it has dissolved the living tissue of the city. Its appetite for space is absolutely insatiable; moving and parked, it devours urban land, leaving the buildings as mere islands of habitable space in a sea of dangerous and ugly traffic."
    — ~James Marston Fitch, New York Times, 1960