"Ha-ha-ha-ha. Poppies. Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep. Sle-ee-p. Now they'll sle-ee-p." Wizard of OzI love the downtown LA skyline, especially on a cold night, where the green lights of the towers glow through the fog.
On sharing this sentiment with my father he had this to say "what skyline?"
I suppose ours does pale in comparison to Manhattan (or even Chicago's). Perhaps instead of skyline our downtown would better be described as a... "cluster".
The very same father took this snap of downtown from the Cornfields (all the corn gone now).
Oh if only they had planted poppies instead of corn it would have been perfect!
What if would-be actresses had to skip through the poppy field to get to Hollywood? Would they all take a long nap? Would the world be a better place?
Want to read a more in-depth exploration of the history behind LA's cornfields, check out the post in Lofty Thoughts.
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