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Fantastic discovery FW!

I bet the two torn segments are the left and right ends of a panorama. .....*maniacally searches for middle segment*
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Thanks for figuing out the location of the 1973 Westwood slide, BillinGlendale. You have eased my combobulation.
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Here is an exquisite, hand-colored, [magic lantern] slide of West Lake Park. [c.1890s?]


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I was going to ask about the light pole that the young lady in yellow is leaning against......oh never mind. (now I see it extends up into the tree)






THIS ONE


detail

My question was going to be about the under-sized globe and the too-thick pole. *schedules eye appointment*


I also thought the lad, just to the left of the tree, was leaning against a monolithic slab like the one in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. *schedules psychiatric care*

Of course, it's a tree. ........... (or is it? I see a small patch of sky above it)

If it is a tree, it's much older than any of the other trees in the park.



What do you think odinthor?

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Early Century City [c.1963]

I wonder if the clump of trees at lower left, with the diagonal walkway going through it, was a park? ... It seems such a waste to lose the trees to construction.


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Does anyone remember a park at that corner?

*The east west street is Santa Monica Blvd. (I'm not sure of the name of the north-south street)
The other north-south street, with the missing segment, is 'Avenue of the Stars'.




I am very arboreal this weekend.

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Here is an exquisite, hand-colored, [magic lantern] slide of West Lake Park. [c.1890s?]


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What a great slide e_r. It reminds me a little of Georges Seurat's 'Un Dimanche Après-midi à L'Île de la Grande Jatte' ('A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'), which dates from about the same time (1884-86).


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For people around my age, this is the painting which captures Cameron's attention in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.
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Here is an exquisite, hand-colored, [magic lantern] slide of West Lake Park. [c.1890s?]

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detail

My question was going to be about the under-sized globe and the too-thick pole. *schedules eye appointment*


I also thought the lad, just to the left of the tree, was leaning against a monolithic slab like the one in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. *schedules psychiatric care*

Of course, it's a tree. ........... (or is it? I see a small patch of sky above it)

If it is a tree, it's much older than any of the other trees in the park.



What do you think odinthor?

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Hmmmmm, e_r . . . though admittedly it does seem rather squarish and flat, I'm seeing quite a few Eucalyptus trees in the park, and they grow fast and (some species) big. I vote for the lad's tree being a big, happy, stout Eucalyptus . . . unless it's a rather tall plinth for some statue or sculpture: There seems to be something similar off to the right (sunlight beaming upon it) in the image detail.
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