I spent a great deal of my childhood standing next to bus stops in Downtown Los Angeles. I remember the dark shadows created by clear blue skies and grey, gigantic government and business buildings. There was a humming that emerged from the mixing of languages, car horns and roaring engines. Public art works and advertisements brightened muted street corners and warmed up breezy alleys. Downtown Los Angeles was, and has remained, one of my best memories...The images here are snapshots of L.A. today, taken with my cellphone. Enjoy!