Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Big Parade & LA's Dept. of DIY (Make Your Own Park)

THE ORIGINAL BIG PARADE was a two-day public walk that took place in Los Angeles in July, 2009. It covered 40 miles and more than 100 public stairways, beginning downtown, starting at the historic Angel's Flight stairway, passing dozens of landmarks, and ending at the Hollywood Sign. More than 200 people joined the parade for segments ranging from just one or two miles to a full day - or more (nine people finished the whole thing.) The original Big Parade website, with maps, routes, cultural links info, is right here. The parade was an assemblage of more than 20 individual stairway routes. Look for them here, as well as a return to scheduled public walks in mid-September. Picture: Steve Matsuda.

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