L.A. Rivers

16 12 2010

The L.A. River is currently (pun intended) running its course in a big, long cement ditch. It’s far from scenic, but until I found a cache next to it this week with an informational plaque on its history, I was unaware of the practical necessity of its structure. The river in its natural form is intermittent, and its course changes to the extent that city planning required that it be made to run a fixed course.

More on that here: HIstory of the Los Angeles River
… and the cache – Outdoor classroom

The river of water is tame compared to the rivers of traffic that flow through the city. In the same manner as its counterpart, cars are funneled along channels of cement:

Cross the 101 FWY
Here’s a brief history: Los Angeles Freeway System

At least there’s always this around:
Park Your Stagecoach Here?

… and the scenery nearby is much better than cement ditches:




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