Monday, August 4, 2008


These aren't the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Nor are they the lingerie-clad Victoria's Secret angels (though I would happily devote an entire year's worth of Foto Motivo to photograph those beauties). Instead, these are mostly sculpted and stained glass versions often seen in cemeteries and churches. Are there real angels? Many believe so, and often feel the presence of a "guardian angel" watching over them. The Bible gives this reminder: "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without realizing it."

I was surprised that Los Angeles, being the City of Angels, does not have more prominent displays and landmarks of angels. There was a public art installation at various L.A. locations several years ago, but those angels were auctioned off and now mostly reside in private collections.

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