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.
1/640 sec; f/4.0; ISO 100
1/800 sec; f/4.0; ISO 100
1/1000 sec; f/2.8; ISO 100