Saturday, July 16, 2011


Merry Carmageddon Eve!

At midnight I drove Sepulveda Blvd. north from Sunset Blvd. all the way past the Skirball Center. There was an unusually high number of cars on Sepulveda Blvd. at that hour, but we were all moving pretty briskly. It's the calm before the storm.

An ABC News van had staked out a place just past the tunnel.

Coming back home, I saw about two dozen police officers on motorcycles who were waiting around Mountain Gate.

I pulled over once I got back to Sunset and walked to the overpass where I took this photo:

That's the Hotel Angelino on the left and a completely empty 405 Freeway on the right. There was something both eerie and beautiful about it.

There were about a half dozen photographers there (most with professional equipment, but a few amateurs like me).

On my walk back to the car, I snapped this shot of the sign recommending motorists take the Ventura onramp (about seven miles away).

While I was taking the photo, a confused driver in a pickup truck pulled over to ask me "So... how do I get back to Sepulveda from here?"

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