Posted by: coastcontact | August 26, 2015

A Balloon Art Exhibit

A little over a week ago the news media started publicizing a balloon art exhibit at McArthur Park in central Los Angeles. It’s not in downtown. It is just west of downtown. The area is poor and has a large immigrant population. The park is named for General Douglas McArthur of WWII fame. Previously the park was named Westlake and contains a modestly large lake for a city park.

The exhibit of the hand painted balloons was a delightful sight in an area populated by the poor and homeless. From both Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street you can see an outstanding view of the downtown skyline.

It was a cloudy day and a few drop of rain fell thanks to monsoonal clouds that drifted in from Arizona.

All photos taken with Panasonic FZ200 camera.  A total of 18 photos were taken. 17 are useable.  All will be displayed on my Flickr page in the Balloon Art Exhibit album.

Balloon Photo #7

1/640 sec;   f/4.0;   ISO 100

 

Balloon Photo #5_edited-1

1/800 sec;   f/4.0;   ISO 100

Wilshire Blvd looking east at downtown skyline_edited-2

1/1000 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 100

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