Wednesday, September 21, 2011

a cop stopped us on the street and asked ...

sunday september 18 weave and i took a photo class / workshop. it was a shoot at the watts towers in beautiful south central los angeles. the shoot was fun and the info on the towers and the builder was interesting. i'm actually pretty happy with a few of my pictures. after the shoot and the tour, the class was going to go get some lunch. there was a well (yelp) reviewed puerto rican restaurant within a 10 minute walk so we all decided to go (i think there were 7 of us). walking the streets of south central l.a. we stuck out like sore thumbs, passing cars stopped and stared, pedestrians looked with wonder ... finally a cop car stopped and asked: "DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE? YOU'RE IN SOUTH CENTRAL L.A., WATTS! What are you doing here?" after explaining what we were doing and where we were going, the cop said, while shaking his head: "BE CAREFUL." with that warning, and the restaurant being closed, we scurried back to the train station ...

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1 comment:

  1. Nice job. #4 is my favorite. #1 and #3 are how I picture the towers in my head, but 4 is unique. A new perspective (I didn't know it was that colorful).

    Oh yeah - and BE CAREFUL!