I have watched Indian Alley come of age inside the gentrification of Downtown LA since 2000, and more recently become a cultural landmark featuring prominent native artists. My colleagues and I eat often around the corner and then walk through and past just to see what new street art is up or any other interesting art madness that is happening. Then, today we went by and Stephen Zeigler and his wife (who live in the building adjacent to Indian Alley) were out and took us on a personal tour with full explanation of each work of art in the alley as well as a full history of the alley and building. Amazing! I knew a little of that area from my own personal life history, but Steve really set the mood (including told which movies the alley was used in) for how LA really was, and is. He and his wife run/own the Indian museum and gallery at the Indian building on Winston Street and are very excited and happy to tell you anything and give you a personal tour if you ask.
Today, I went to downtown Los Angeles to see a graffiti wall, which is really bright, colorful, typical Mexican features, it is distributed on Los Angeles Street 3-5 streets. There is a small commodity wholesale office, quite a big alley in Tianjin, a large area of 20 streets, such shops have been dismantled in China, while the United States has stood up for decades, most of the goods are made in China, and the boss is also Chinese... [/cp]