Along a sleepy stretch of road in South Pasadena you’ll drive by the location of the first Easter service ever held in California. Supposedly.
In the oldest part of Los Angeles, you’ll find a detailed mural by Italian-American artist Leo Politi celebrating the annual Blessing of the Animals.
In Boyle Heights you can see a spectacular kiosco, hand-carved by a master sculptor from Guadalajara, honoring the spirit and music of mariachi.
In front of Vernon City Hall, you can visit a memorial to the final battle of the Mexican-American War.
In Silver Lake you can visit a defunct fountain that once honored the inventor of an essential piece of medical equipment. Or so we’re led to believe.
Anyone driving along the 134 through the city of Eagle Rock has seen this huge, rounded boulder looming above the northern edge of the freeway.
In Little Tokyo you can find a statue dedicated to the “Peasant Sage of Japan.”
On a quiet corner in East Los Angeles you can find a full-size replica of a tribute to the Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui.
At the entrance to a cemetery in Burbank, a you’ll find an homage to the pioneers of aviation inside an ornate, domed archway.
In Little Tokyo you can find a small shop that’s been making mochi by hand for more than 100 years.