Friday Photos: Whatever

No overiding theme today. Just random photos of whatever struck my fancy at any given moment.

Every time I pass this sculpture near Rodeo Drive in I have the urge to stop and shmooze.

 

A window in Casa Avrech. The painterly green and red is bougainvillea in full bloom.

 

There's a body shop in my neighborhood that specializes in muscle cars. Love the assertive fins.

 

Boobee Man? Sounds vaguely pornographic. I remain baffled.

 

Walking along Pico Boulevard I came across these colored bricks. Fun.

 

We receive requests to post a picture of yours truly with Karen. Here we are.

 

I fool around with many of my images. This collage is pleasantly spooky.

Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.

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  1. maya
    Posted May 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    The romantic in me finds the picture of you and Karen to be delightfully sweet. Warm fuzzies abound!

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted May 7, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

      Maya:

      Karen feels all warm and fuzzy about the heels she’s wearing—until she has to walk more than ten feet:-)

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  2. jzdro
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Mr. Avrech, 

    That house in the background – behind the truck – looks familiar despite the blue tarps.  Did Hannah drive past it in your Devil’s Arithmetic movie, twiddling the dials on the car stereo?

    Julie 

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      jzdro:

      No, that sequence was shot in The Valley.

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  3. jzdro
    Posted May 5, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    “Boobie Man”

    Alors, double entendre à la merveille!

    Try this, Mr. Avrech:  “Boo!  Bee.”

    In a warm climate with lots of city people, on those occasions when honeybees or similar insects build hives or nests in, on, or near human abodes, enterprising people make a business of removing them as a commercial service.

    Now we country people, sturdy farmers, never call a commercial service.  We call our neighbors or try it ourselves, and cook up our own homemade disasters.

    Anyway, thanks for the photo of the yellow-and-black pickup (get it?) with the sly logo.  These days, passersby don’t even have to memorize a phone number painted on a truck door.  They just have to remember something to Google.  That logo does the trick, doesn’t it?

    Julie

     

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      jzdro:

      Slapping my forehead!

      Thanks so much for clearing up that mystery.

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  4. Bill Brandt
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Robert –
     
    I used to lay on the rear deck and the car is speeding on the Ventura Freeway! 1960 was interesting for GM – I think they offered a couple of different rooflines for most of their cars.
     
    For you to grow up in Brooklyn – is having a car there require as much dedication as Manhattan? I would suspect not but parking still a challenge?
     
     

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  5. AliasJoe
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    @Bill, that reminds me of my grandmother! She had a ’75 Malibu and when she quit driving and gave the car to her son, I think it had 19,000 miles on it 1992! Of course, she drove it weekly to the bank and the grocery store — a round trip of about 6 blocks!
     
    I agree with Franny — I like the second photo. I also like the shoes. The last one I can do without 🙂
     

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      Alias Joe:

      Karen also finds the last photo kind of creepy so you’re in good company.

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  6. Franny
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    The second pic is very nice. It reminds me of a Rothko.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted May 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

      Franny:

      Thanks so much. I took the pic because it reminded me of a Rothko.  

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  7. Bill Brandt
    Posted May 4, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    A good photographer can see things that the world views as everyday – and not noteworthy – and preserves them for all time for the future to admire. Maybe Marilyn Monroe in a bathrobe looking at herself in the mirror.?
     
    You have a perfect documentation of a walk around downtown LA circa 2012!
     
    (BTW why can’t I find a copy of My Week With Marilyn ).
     
    Great 60 Chevy – completely stock – a LOL’s (Little Old Lady’s?) car? When my spinster aunt died in Hollywood she left her ’54 Chevy – complete with the clear plastic seat covers popular in the 50s – all with 86.000 miles 32 years later.
     
    I can still remember as a boy riding in that car – on the way to the beach at Santa Monica – her going 45 miles an hour on the Hollywood Freeway – the horns – the fingers – all a bit much for a 10 year old 😉

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted May 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

      Bill:

      My father had a car like that when I was very young. It was black and white and I remember being thrilled by the hugeness of the interior. My father used to let me sit on his lap while he drove.

      Sigh.

      The good ol’ days before we were safety conscious.  

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      • Johnny
        Posted May 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

        Not only were the interiors larger (our family vacations had us three youngest siblings easily share the back seat of our Chevy Bel Air for three weeks) but the engines left plenty of room under the hood for weekend mechanics to work on their cars. Now you need to be a contortionist with professional tools to change a oil filter. 

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