Los Angeles

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Finally, the rains have come back to California. Recently, as the sun was going down over Los Angeles, a downpour was letting up.

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The late actor Anthony Quinn does his thing on the wall of Victor Clothing Company.

His thing, of course, was, and is here, and always will be that thing that Zorba did. But artist Eloy Torrez, who painted this mural in 1984, titled the work "The Pope of Broadway" because . . .  because . . .

Well, Quinn did once play an exiled Russian bishop who became pope, in Shoes of the Fisherman. And the mural is located at 220 S. Broadway in Los Angeles. But really.

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In downtown Los Angeles.

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Pigeons take care of a freshly poured concrete sidewalk in Los Angeles, January 17, 1956.