This morning while reading the Times, I saw this story about the Landscaping Goats that were brought into Downtown L.A. to clear the weeds on an empty Hill Street lot. Wow, this I gotta see! So I grabbed some bus tokens and my camera and headed for Downtown…I decided to jump off the bus near Olvera Street. As I was trying to get off, an elderly Chinese woman who was waving her cane wildly like a “LightSaber”, yelled at me in Chinese, apparently because my head had interfered with her cane’s trajectory. I apologized for the inconvenience
I love Olvera Street. It’s such a visual and historic place, I love walking through there and examining every brick and hidden doorway. All the tourists can be a little distracting sometimes, but I’m glad that they come through.
It looks like some renovations and remodeling are under way. ‘About time.
I remember playing with these things. There’s a nasty worm inside.
Members of the new Iraqi government
Please pardon my ignorance of Catholic culture but, I’m curious, Can someone explain to me what this sign means? Anyway, after passing through Olvera Street, I continued south on Main Street and then West to Broadway…
The old Giant Penny Store that my Mom & I would shop at years ago is now a T-Mobile store. On the bright side, this part of downtown is looking pretty clean these days.
I like to stop in at one of my favorite “Botanicas” here on Broadway near the Million Dollar Theater for my Voodoo powders and Love Potions!
Believe it or Not- the default image number my camera gave this photo was “666”. Spooky! Ayyy Guey!! (run your cursor over the image to see it- I aint lyin!!)
Anyway, back on the street, I peeped this Old Vato cruisin’ on by…..It’s probably “El Viejo” checking out posts on LAEastside with his iPhone. He’s saying: “I’ve got your Chicanosaurus Mex right here, Ese!”
I decided to cut through The Grand Central Market……
I finally made it out to Hill street. I could feel my excitement rise as I neared the objects of my quest!
There they were! In all their furry, stinky glory! The Goats!!!
A bunch of Cabrones Downtown! (…but enough about City Hall….)
The LAT’s article said that they’ve brought in mostly female goats because they would concentrate more on their job (eating the weeds) and there’s only a couple of male goats present but they’ve been castrated. That sounds like a good at-work policy for a lot of businesses that I know. Hey, If we had implemented the castration policy at say, The Mayor’s office, we could have avoided a lot of problems in the past…..
Suddenly it dawned on me, These pinchi borregos are taking jobs away from day laborers and landscapers!!! On the other hand, it’s a shitty job, Who’d want to have their huevos cut off and have to stand in the sun eating weeds and listening to females all day? I decided to count my blessings and head on home. Sitting in the Red Line Train on the way back, I came across a peculiar sight on public transit. One of those street vendors with the long stick and Inflatable Toys, Balls & Balloons and Cotton Candy attached, was actually riding a few seats ahead of me. As we both exited at the same stop, I was a few feet in front of her on the upward bound Metro escalator when I turned to get this last photo on my memory card of her.
I love L.A.!!!