Friday, March 23, 2012

Photo-finish Friday: men at work

It's 10:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, and the waiters at Café Pinot are spreading tablecloths for the al fresco diners who'll be crowding in here for lunch. One is joking to the other that he's learning how to make a bed. This downtown restaurant draws a well-heeled crowd and is next door to the LA Public Library on Fifth Street. For folks unfamiliar with the contraption in the foreground, it's an outdoor space heater.

Coming up: Paul Leicester Ford, The Great K & A Train Robbery (1897)


  1. Outdoor space heater? Intriguing. Col pic, Ron. I love this slices of LA life.

  2. You know, I like restruants with table clothes. Don't know why. It seems like a trend that is dying.