Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Commercial Interruption



One of my favorite things to do when a SoCal opportunity arises, is to visit the Long Beach docks, the Port of Los Angeles.  Unbelievable the level of commerce taking place as container ships are unloaded and zillions of trucks leave to places unknown (actually known, the warehouses east of LA).  Similarly, I like to take a last convertible trip of the Fall over to the West Side of our fair city, all the way to 60th West, between 13th and 21st South.  Simply amazing the number and enormity of the warehouses in that area, and all the train tracks one must cross while cruising the area, and cruising it is, street after street...   And one thing I've noted, that instead of massive concrete rectangular boxes, there is actually some attempt at pleasant design, at least to the entry facades of these buildings. 

So, while certainly not my best photo work, I present some pics I took of the West Side warehouses.  Click on the pics for a larger image.





It's impossible to describe the enormity of some of these buildings in a simple pic, but here's trying...


And, of course, there are millions of trucks that stretch along the loading docks, far into the distance, it seems.  But on to more facades...



Never heard of this cookie company...


And some heavy equipment suppliers conveniently next to each other...



A new one, just finished...  move right in!


And on we go...








Finishing up...





And that's just a small portion of what's out there.  Take a cruise yourself someday (Sundays are best when the traffic load is low), you'll be surprised, and amazed at all the commercial activity, and all the businesses you never heard of.  Fascinating...  Now back to the docks...

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