I started off my morning with some coffee from the “Alchemist Coffee Project.”
The statue of Salvadorian archbishop, Messenger Oscar Romero, which was completed in November of 2013. This is just one of many works of art that adorns the park.
Here, I found an interesting composition of two towering objects. Palm trees and street lights like this one are found throughout the rest of the park.
Many homeless people find refuge in MacArthur Park’s surrounding area. This shopping cart once belonged to an inhabitant of the park but has since been abandoned.
A loaf of bread rests on the cold concrete next to the lake. Around the park, there were tons of animals preying for food.
Minerva, 57, weaves a handkerchief along a sidewalk teeming with street vendors, which many business owners say is a growing cause for concern.
This was one of those restaurants I feel like you would see on the internet. Do you want Yogurt Smoothies? What about Chinese food? Fortunately here, you can get both.
The water in MacArthur Park’s lake is murky beyond belief, so much so that it reflects images more than it does let light through it.
Gabriel, 31, sweeps the lake floor for trash and other items that are making the water dirty. The city’s trash collectors swarm the area everyday around 2pm.
While walking in MacArthur Park, I noticed that none of the water fountains worked.