Friday, December 16, 2011

Photo-finish Friday: out and about

Here's another in the on-going series of wall murals. This pic was taken from a window of the Metrolink train from Riverside to Union Station in LA. It's one of a series at the Montebello station, placed at intervals along the side of the tracks. Somewhat faded, they may date back a few years.

This one represents the valley as it must have looked 75 or more years ago. There seem to be irrigated fields of maybe strawberries or some other vegetables. Beyond are low hills with oil derricks, and beyond that the mountain skyline. Looking over the fence, you can see what's become of all that today.

Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.

Coming up: Western writer inspiration, no. 16