Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Relief: Mission History

This bas relief (manufactured as it may be) is one of many like it located on the retaining walls that split the lanes of traffic on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles [map]. The city has stripped this image of a Christian Mission of all Christian symbols, but we all know that the missions where hear spreading the Gospel of Christ. It may seem strange to include this relief, but it is a public reminder of Los Angeles' Christian heritage. I estimate the image to be 4 feet wide and 2 feet tall. The media are concrete and stone - the color is brought in by embedded stones. I took this picture on July 15, 2008 with my enV2 cell phone camera, no flash.

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