Tuesday, January 19, 2010

King of Kings

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I took this photo from the window of a moving car. The old Olympic Auditorium south of downtown L.A. was sold a few years ago, and has recently become the home of a Korean-American Christian church. The church has painted the walls of the building with a huge mural of Jesus.

The arena, built for the 1932 Olympic games, was the home of championship boxing, wrestling, and roller derby athletic events. In the '80s it was a notorious punk rock concert venue. It hosted more mainstream pop acts, and served as a filming location in recent years, before being sold to the church.

We drove west on Venice Boulevard and caught the Olympic and its mural against a changing January sky.

Click the image to "embiggen." I think I caught an interesting shot. What do you think?

5 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I love that it appears that Jesus is holding out his hands and blessing Burger King.

It's a very spiritual thing.

kcinnova said...

Is this a sign from God that I should eat at Burger King? ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

That Burger King has a wonderful mural!

xoxo
Jane

Briget said...

Oh yeah. Jesus comes to Dad's place for lunch????

MAYBELLINE said...

No offense intended to anyone; but couldn't Jesus and the Burger King be brothers?