What Happened?

by Zbigniew

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“Millions of newcomers were once drawn to the Los Angeles area by the promise of homes and orchards soaking in sunshine at the foot of snow-peaked mountains. Postcards and orange crate labels advertised this idyllic image to the world for decades, and unlike so much else of about the region, it was not entirely fake. Even at the end of the Second World War, metropolitan Los Angeles still possessed inestimable scenic capital as well as compelling if utopian vision of how the city might yet use its open spaces to make itself more beautiful and more egalitarian. What happened?”

Mike Davis, Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster

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Lions Gate Bridge