If your car windows get busted or you need a new yanta Mission Road got all that plus more. The gritty street starts near the 10 fwy around the vicinity of 7th street, and runs north turningÂ into Huntington Dr. There are homes on some parts ofÂ Mission Road, but it is mostly industrial buildings and one giant man. Oh I can’t forget the El Pato Hot Sauce Factory on Mission, thanks El Pato the food I made todayÂ with you was yummy.
I was driving down Mission just off Cesar Chavez and stopped to take some pictures. I just wanted to explore the cuts and crevasses around and see what I would run into.
I parked and walked down this dead end street called Richmond, it lead in a huge construction field.
I ended up going into some hole in a chain link fence, and came across an unused bridge and street. It looked like it might of been used at one time by the train company that resided in the area. I looked on the map and the street name it should of been was Lemar street.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Southern Pacific Golden Pig Service.
(below)Â The street lead to a bridge that went over train tracks, below was a nice homeless setup.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â They got a dining room table which is awesome. I don’t evenÂ Â Â gotÂ that yet!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â View from the Bridge to the train tracks below
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mission Road goes over the tunnel
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I ended up going down into the tracks into the third worldÂ of the LA River
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cesar Chavez bridge in the distance
Â As I was heading back out to Mission Road, I spotted this old metal pipe with someone living inside of it. It looked kind of trippy but I guess they are pretty protected with all that metal. I just hope that that pipe is not being used anymore.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Back out on Mission Road some shots of some clean graffiti pieces.
Â Okay this is weird but this statue is ugly to me. I mean what is the point of a giant man advertising auto parts in a checkered shirt. To my surprise this man have been around! I thought he looked annoying and creepy, but he looked familiar too? I seen another statue at a golf course off 405 fwy.Â Maybe the company made the same looking man to fit your business. After a quick search I was laughing at the results. I guess it’s a freaken phenomenon, there is a whole website dedicated to sitings of these GIANT MEN all over the country.
It is funny, I guess they have different styles of those giant men. They have Classic, Bunyan, Cowboy, Indian and others.
Gas Station Attendant, Golfer, Hamburger Man, Cowboy
Configured with all the basic characteristics, standing 21-22 ft. tall. While shipped clean-shaven, may be customized with a painted mustache or even a beard — sometimes in the style of the Bunyan model. The Cowboy version of the classic always features a removable Stetson.
Configured with most of the basic characteristics, standing 20 ft. tall. The Bunyan probably existed before the Classic. Distinguishing features include a head with a molded wool cap, and a heavy beard. Bunyans are frequently sighted brandishing single or double-sided axes. Shirt may be painted in a red plaid pattern. There is somewhat shorter variation of the Bunyan that wears a hard hat or miner’s helmet.
Noble Savage, the Big Chief, or the Brave
Shoes and legs are often the same, but other characteristics of the Indian are further removed from purebred M-Man lineage. The head and arm configuration differ, except in cases where he may don a single “Brave” feather or full “Chief” headdress. This category is confused by instances of Classics that have been modified to appear as Indians.
Mortimer Snerd, Alfred E. Neumann, S.F.B., Country Bumpkin
The gap-toothed, jug-eared Happy Halfwit is comedy relief among otherwise stern looking M-Men types. This strain shares the M-Man’s molded torso/arms and legs/shoes. Sports a straw hat or baseball cap. Original Halfwits were sold in heights as tall as 21 ft. Many of today’s survivors are a shorter, neckless variety, closer to 15-18 ft.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The one here on Mission Road is a Bunyan one lol, his name is Sergio haha!
I guess people send pictures of the giants they spot out all over the country.
I was obsessed with hating it and now I see there are some crazy people that love these things.
Right across the street from the hideous statue is a Barbacoa place estilo Texcoco. Basically it’s barbecued goat a popular style from Texcoco, Mexico.
Â Â Â I seen and learned so much for exploring these fewÂ blocksÂ in and aroundÂ Mission Road. It is not just your everyday look, but who wants that! except I still hate the giant man Sergio.