Wednesday, October 31, 2018

L.A.'s Day of the Dead


It's Halloween and all the ghouls and goblins will be on the prowl for sweets tonight. In Los Angeles, with it's large Hispanic population, it's also time for Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Day. It's a day for families to get together and remember family members who have passed on.


This holiday has been gaining traction over the last couple of decades and you can now visit some very beautiful and complex altars that are built to honor the dead. 


Over the last 20 years or so, I use to walk daily in Downtown Los Angeles. Each year at this time, I'd wander over to Grand Park or Olvera Street and take in some of these displays.


Here is a gallery of some of them that I've come across on my walks.


Grand Park


Olvera Street


Olvera Street (Old Plaza)


Olvera Street


The Music Center


The Music Center


Grand Park


Grand Park


The Music Center

Grand Park is located on the west side of City Hall and runs three blocks to the Music Center on Grand Avenue. Accessible subway transportation is available via the Red and Purple Metro Lines, exit Grand Park/Civic Center station.  Olvera Street is located directly across the street from Union Station on its west side main entrance. Many accessible rail lines, the Gold, Red, Purple, and Metrolink trains, all serve this station.

Darryl Musick
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