Thursday, August 20, 2009

A host of heavenly angels in L.A...

Almost five months ago I posed the question "Where are all the angels in this City of Angels?", referring to L.A.'s infamous nickname, and beginning my photographic quest to find any angelic sculptures, imagery or paraphernalia around Los Angeles.

Even with a few weeks without any angel sightings, I'm delighted to say that I've still managed to assemble a heavenly host of angels so far (without the need to venture into a graveyard or a church, as of yet).

My search has taken me all over, from theme parks to auto museums, exploring my local neighbourhood and Downtown districts, to investigating shops, eateries, markets and more. It's become a veritable angel obsession.
Spirit of Los Angeles statue on Main Street at The Grove
Above is the one that started it all, the fantastic Spirit of Los Angeles statue on Main Street at The Grove.

I've also discovered the remnants of 'A Community of Angels' from a 2000 to 2002 charity street art project.

The Travel Angel on display at The Farmers Market...
Travel Angel statue at The Farmers Market
A Glittering Angel in Downtown L.A...
Sue Keane's Glittering Angel sculpture
Melinda Moore's Mzee angel statue
At Universal Citywalk the colourful LA Fiesta angel sculpture...
LA Fiesta Angel by Ignacio Gomez
And in Santa Monica an angel in the attic...
Angels Attic angel in Santa Monica
More obscure angels have included angelic vintage car hood ornaments belonging to Hollywood legends at The Petersen Automotive Museum...
Clark Gable's Cadillac angel hood ornament
Window angels at The Cathedral of our Lady of Angels
Church of the Blessed Sacrament window angel
An avenging angel in Studio City...
Studio City avenging angel
And a more playful Manga angel on Melrose Avenue...
Pink Rabbit shop angel on Melrose Avenue
Ancient Egyptian angels on the Babylon Gate replica at Hollywood & Highland...
Egyptian angel hieroglyphics on The Babylon Gate at Hollywood & Highland
Angels on billboards for the Angels & Demons movie and PETA's animal adoption billboard featuring Audrina Patridge...
Angels & Demons movie teaser billboard
Audrina Patridge PETA angel billboard
Vivoli Cafe angel sign
Grand Lux Cafe Angels at The Beverly Center
Mel & Rose cupid bottle sign
Sunday Abbey angel statue
I've spied tacky angels in the windows of psychic shops and cherubs on vendor stalls at Universal Citywalk...
Thoughtful psychic window angelWinged cherub angel at Universal Citywalk
There have been angel statues to inspire the world of fashion in Downtown L.A...
FIDM fashion angel statue in Downtown LACherub angel statue props on Universal Studios Tour
Angels Flight railway in Downtown LA
Chiropractic angel sign
And finally less obvious looking angels on graffiti wall murals...
Angels Will Rise graffiti wall mural
So you can see I've had a wealth of angel sightings over the past few months and I sense that my quest has only just begun.

Keep checking back here at Jason in Hollywood for all the latest winged discoveries...

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