No column this evening. Not sure what to say about the world right now. Need to think about that. So, catch up on the photography.
The Equinox: The 2021 autumnal equinox, when the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length, occurred at 7.21 pm GMT – which was 12:21 pm here in Hollywood, and at that moment, the skies at Barnsdall Park on Olive Hill looked like this. Unsettled. Autumn begins. It only gets darker now. ~ Wednesday, September 22, 2021
The Body Electric: “I sing the body electric, / The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them…” But this is just another alley out here, behind a curiously named tattoo and body piercing shop. Walt Whitman had something else in mind. Or perhaps not. ~ Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Cool Waters: Once again, because it was too hot and too dry, and the blistering Santa Ana winds were howling in off the Mojave, the fountain at the SAG-AFTRA Plaza on Wilshire Boulevard. Fountains fix heat waves. Here, two abstract shapes dance in the sun. Yes, this is the home of the combined Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – another place where Hollywood does business – but the plaza was empty – no screen actors anywhere. That didn’t matter. The place was cool anyway. ~ Monday, September 20, 2021