Sunday, December 20, 2009

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

Considering the Christmas season is upon us, when heavenly angel visitations abound, it seems only fitting to present my second round-up of angel sightings around L.A.

For the uninitiated my Angel Quest, for angel sculptures, signs and other imagery, takes me far and wide in this affectionately titled City of Angels and here for your delight is a new collection of my latest angelic sightings.
Malibu PCH angel sculpture
This first specimen can be found alongside the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. I'm unsure of its origins but the fiberglass statue is from the same mold used in the Community of Angels project.

Next up is this fabulously colourful and contemporary graffiti angel found in an alley just off Melrose Avenue...
Alley graffiti angel
This little whispering angel can be found on the corner of Sunset & Vine in Hollywood and is part of The Flight of Europa sculpture...
Whispering angel sculpture in Hollywood
In these past few months I've discovered that salvage yards and antique stores seem to have a wealth of angel imagery available, including this fantastically ornate fountain of cherubs...
La Brea fountain of angels
If your outdoor space isn't big enough for this grand garden feature, maybe you'd prefer an antique angel table lamp to brighten your room...
Antique angel lamp
Or this fabulous crouching winged angel to add some dramatic style to your space...
Crouching winged antique angel statue
But it's not only antique stores that sport a variety of angels, you can also find cupids at restaurants...
Fruitlove cupid angel sign
Holistic heath care providers sporting the Chiropractic Angel...
Holistic healthcare angel
Packing specialists with statuesque angel signs along Fairfax Avenue...
Beverly Packing angel sign
Funky musical angels in flight on this colourful wall mural at Amoeba Music on Sunset Blvd...
Amoeba Music wall mural angels
Plus fashion outlets like Gaco Chicano by Christian Audigier adorned with cupids...
Gaco Chicano cupid sign
And even an angel of death for the DMCA Collective clothing brand...
DCMA death skeleton angel
Speaking of grim looking visitations, I also snapped this ghostly winged angel at Halloween haunting my local West Hollywood neighbourhood...
Spooky Halloween angel
And there were more angelic goings-on at West Hollywood's Halloween Carnaval where local clergy were blessing this angel's halo...
West Hollywood Halloween blessed angel
From one seasonal celebration to another, this golden-winged angel figurine was spotted in the window of the Lladro store as part of a ceramic Christmas nativity scene along Rodeo Drive...
Lladro angel figurine
Driving around L.A. you sometimes just glance up and notice masonry angels like these horn blowers on a building along Melrose Avenue...
Masonry angels of Melrose Avenue
Or come across a different type of angel, like this bronze Angel of the Citadel sculpture at The Getty Center in Brentwood...
Angel of the Citadel sculpture at the Getty
There's also your more traditional angel imagery like this replica of Winged Victory on display at the California Adventure park in Disneyland...
Winged Victory replica Disneyland
And finally not strictly part of my Angel Quest around L.A. but worth sharing, were these winged sightings along California's West Coast...
Hearst Castle angel
This impressive Greco-Roman bronze statue was photographed on the grounds of Hearst Castle in the San Simeon Hills, whilst the sand angel sculpture was snapped on the beach in Santa Barbara beside Stearns Wharf...
Santa Barbara beach sand angel
This striking angel below stands atop the Native Son Monument in San Francisco and makes you wonder why there aren't more wonderful sculptures like this in our supposed City of Angels...
San Francisco angel
Be sure to let me know if you see any worthwhile angel sightings on the streets of L.A., until then my slightly obsessional search will continue...

2 comments:

jimhense said...

Awesome angels on all corners of the Park Plaza Hotel off Wilshire.

http://www.parkplazala.com/sites/courses/layout9.asp?id=445&page=13499

Jason in Hollywood said...

Wow, thanks for sharing, they certainly seem worth a look :)

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