Beverly & Poinsettia

One of my favorite times to be in Los Angeles is sunset on Friday passing through the neighborhoods nearest the orthodox Jewish temples.

Sunset on Friday is the beginning of the Jewish Sabbath.Twenty-four hours of abstinence from any and all work and the trappings of modern life. I love to see everyone dressed in black; the men wearing large brimmed black hats, rope belts dangling from their waists.

It soothes me to see them walking to temple together while the rest of the Los Angeles fights the crush of Friday night traffic.