Starting Down West Adams Boulevard
[As part of the remit to make the Untold LA iPad Book available to as many people as possible I'll be posting photos from the book in sequential order on a regular basis until it is completely online.]
In Versions 1 through 1.5 of the iBook the photograph below is used - this shot was designed to match the old postcard seen in the Chapter Opening so that we could see clearly the contrast between the grand old street West Adams was back in the day and its gnawingly anodyne aspect today.
I was never happy with the above photograph - though I felt it was successful in conveying the blandness of this part of the boulevard, the intentionally dull composition and pictorial qualities never sat right with the book's other images which are so much more exuberant.
So it has been replaced in version 1.6 of the iBook which should be available on the iTunes store within a few weeks; it's a free update to everyone who already has it and includes a number of new photographs as well as web link fixes and other minor bits of business.