Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thematic Photographic - White

Each week Carmi at Written, Inc. has challenged readers with a theme for photographic inspiration. This week the photographic challenge continues with the theme WHITE.

As you walk down Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, the hustle and bustle of the busy street begins to dwindle past Ninth Street, as the old downtown gives way to the garment district. But just before Olympic, the sidewalk is filled with classical statuary, stark and white.

It's Marco's Art Store - selling Greco-Roman statuary and garden art, and reproductions of oil paintings. You can buy a bust of a bearded Roman senator - and a column-shaped pedestal to display it on. You can buy a bathing Grecian beauty. You can by a rampant lion, a cherub, a plaster angel, a bird bath or a concrete garden urn. You can buy a Corinthian column, any height you'd like.

You can't miss the place - it's right next to a hostess dance-hall, a falafel stand, and a travel agency - right across from where a televangelical church occupies the United Artists' Theatre.

This article, in the Los Angeles Garment & Citizen, mentions owner Marco Escobar, who creates these sculptures.

I love L.A.! You never know what you might find here.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...


I want to go to that statue store with a big box of paints and brushes! Greco-Roman figurines colored like Lady of Guadalupe! Love it!

sinnlighet said...

Woooow what a wonderful blog you have! Fell into this via another blog and will stop and look around.

Agneta, Sweden

Carmi said...

I love the juxtaposition on the street: Get a falafel and a corinthian column in one fell swoop. Such coolness!