N Avenue 58 Alvarado Street

The People of MacArthur Park

James Fridthjof Fagerskog

James Fridthjof Fagerskog

I’m going to South Alvarado Street, where my wife, who has osteoporosis and dementia, is in a nursing home. Nobody wants to be there, but it is a good place. Her name is Lila. Sorry, I’ve just started crying recently, and I find that it helps.

I get off at the MacArthur Park/Westlake station. And the people there—there are people selling stuff, there are people begging. I think it’s beautiful.

Map: N Avenue 58 to Alvarado Street

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