Here we have Pershing Square in downtown L.A. in 1930, back when Pershing Square was more like a park with trees and plants and a fountain. There are plans afoot to revamp it—let’s hope the winning design will restore it to something like this. In the background, we can see two buildings. The one with the three towers is the gorgeous Biltmore Hotel. Its neighbor with the columns was the Pacific Mutual Building and is no longer with us, which is a shame because it looks quite interesting.