Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The old and the new


Okay, so this is not in Downey. This is in downtown Los Angeles (which is close to Downey). The view is from the roof top of a condo building on Lafayette Park Place.

I've been spending more and more time in downtown with my daughter, who is looking for a condo in the area. There is so much beauty in this city of contrasts. This beautiful old church is surrounded by all these newer buildings. Looking at the map, I'm guessing this is the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, built in 1867- but I don't really know that for sure.  I guess I'm going to have to go back again and check it out- this time from street level.


  1. I like the reflection of the church in the windows of its modern neighbor.

    Good luck with the house-hunting. I hope she gets something good!

  2. Gorgeous shot. I agree with Mary Ann -- the reflection of the church is what makes the photo. And can we hope that the universal church is reflected in the things which surround it? Things which may have forgotten its influence? Things in which it is still immersed?

  3. Thanks Mary Ann, it's getting interesting now. I think we've found the condo building/area my daughter really likes. It's in the flower district and is really eclectic and seems like the right fit.


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