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This Drone Video of Los Angeles Highlights the City’s Many Murals

This Drone Video of Los Angeles Highlights the City’s Many Murals

In this wide-ranging video, drone videographer Ian Wood captures the diversity of the built environment in Los Angeles, featuring architectural gems on equal footing with freeways and freight trains. The buildings and locations featured in the video span over a century of architectural history in LA, and cover the region’s vast geography, including such icons as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, Cesar Pelli’s Pacific Design Center, Eric Owen MossStealth building, and Morphosis’ recently completed Emerson College Los Angeles.

But what truly sets this video apart is how it highlights the many murals spread throughout the city. Often utilizing otherwise blank facades facing parking lots and alleys, these murals are nonetheless an integral part of LA’s urban fabric, as illustrated in this video. Sadly though, as Wood notes on the video description, there were many more murals that vanished before he was able to get them on video.

This Drone Video of Los Angeles Highlights the City’s Many Murals, "Olhar a Paz" (Looking for Peace) by Eduardo Kobra, one of the murals featured in the video. Image © Flickr user wallyg, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
"Olhar a Paz" (Looking for Peace) by Eduardo Kobra, one of the murals featured in the video. Image © Flickr user wallyg, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

For more information on the locations in the video, including a map, go to the video page here.

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Cite: David Douglass-Jaimes. "This Drone Video of Los Angeles Highlights the City’s Many Murals" 25 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/779434/this-drone-video-of-los-angeles-highlights-the-citys-many-murals/> ISSN 0719-8884