Passage #219: 9 October 2013
Los Angeles is a very un-flat city, but this un-flatness did not simply "happen." It had to be built that way. The mountains, of course, were built over the millennia by the geologic processes of uplift, erosion and inexorable tectonic shifts, but that is a subject for another time. This week we concentrate not so much on the building of the mountains themselves, but on the making of the human places atop (and indeed they are always atop) those hills.