A few weeks ago I posted a two-part photo essay about my walk around Van Nuys Boulevard north of Sherman Way:
I’m posting a few more images here, of buildings and businesses at the corner of Valerio and Van Nuys Boulevard.
I caught them at dusk, which was close to 8pm on August 4th.
Ugly during the day, the strip malls and the small businesses mellow out as the sun goes down. Hard working people come home. Some stop off for grilled chicken, fried plantains, cool and delicious aguas frescos, roasted peppers and yellow rice at Ay Papa Que Rico.
Some climb to the top of a second story mall to smoke a cigarette in an open air parking lot.
And dwellers from Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras live at English West, 14436 Valerio, a building whose name, perhaps, sounds foreign to their ears.
All photos were shot by me: Andrew B.Hurvitz.