Friday, December 13, 2013

L.A. in words and shadowy pictures

Shiva as the Lord of Dance, India, Tamil Nadu, 
ca 950-1000, Copper alloy, Los Angeles County 
Museum of Art. (Photos by your humble blogkeeper)
Shiva (left) both destroys the world, which seems pretty noir to me, and restores it, which sounds like something Philip Marlowe would do. Here's Shiva as John Alton would have photographed him had The Crooked Way included Hindu deities.

West Third Street, Los Angeles
I don't generally read much on vacation; I buy books when I travel, and I read them when I get home. But L.A. is a great, big, shadowy freeway, where walking the streets or taking a bus (yeah, Los Angeles has them) is like watching a film noir and being part of it at the same time. Did harsh sunlight and sharp shadows mean anything before noir was invented?
West Third Street, Los Angeles

© Peter Rozovsky 2013

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Blogger Paul D Brazill said...

Smashing pics.

December 15, 2013  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Many thanks. Shooting pics is what i do on vacations instead of reading.

December 15, 2013  

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