Photographer's Note

In 1866, Mayor Aguilar dedicated this land in the middle of downtown L.A. for use naming it La Plaza Abaja (Lower Plaza). In 1886, the plaza became an office park and later still, it was redesigned in 1911 by John Parkinson, prominent L.A. architect. During WWI, it was used for the militia and named Pershing Square in honor of the general. In 1989, CRA assisted the Department of Recreation and Parks with funding renovate the park into its present form.

World-renowned architect Richardo Legorreta brings the pure fields of color and sculptural forms of his teacher Luis Barragan to his design of the park. The distinctive, contemporary Latin American feel of the plaza embraces integrated landscapes by Laurie Olin and California artist Barbara McCarren make this a landmark of cultural activity.

My next series of pictures wil be taken from this city square.

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Nikon D200
2006/08/31 10:57:24.7
RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: VR 24-120mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 34mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/180 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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