WEIRD LOS ANGELES

I have photographed numerous outlandish buildings in the LA area from the late eighties to current times. These places featured unusual signs, design, and architecture intended to grab your attention! Unfortunately many of them are long gone. Click on any thumbnail image for a larger view in its true proportions.
Soap Plant and Wacko stores on Melrose Ave

SOAP PLANT & WACKO 1986 Melrose

Soap Plant painted storefront, Melrose Ave

SOAP PLANT 1991 Melrose Ave.

The Burger That Ate LA theme restaurant

THE BURGER THAT ATE LA 1991

Too Cute store on Melrose Ave

TOO CUTE 1991 Melrose Ave.

Yonada graffiti storefront on Melrose Ave

YONADA 1991 Melrose Ave.

Street Legal storefront

STREET LEGAL 1991 Melrose Ave.

Backseat Betty store

BACKSEAT BETTY 1991

Dive submarine theme restaurant

LA DIVE restaurant 1991 Century City

LA Dive submarine restaurant entrance, Century City, CA

LA DIVE entrance 1991

Giant Ballerina Clown sculpture, Venice, CA

BALLERINA CLOWN 1991 Venice

Trashy Lingerie weird store

TRASHY LINGERIE 1991 Hollywood

La Salsa giant muffler man sculpture

LA SALSA STATUE 1992 Malibu

Young Moguls bizarre building

YOUNG MOGULS 1992 Hollywood

Trader Vics Restaurant Beverly Hills with giant tiki

TRADER VIC'S 2003 Beverly Hills

Encounter theme restaurant

ENCOUNTER restaurant 2007 airport

Saddle Ranch Chop House, Universal City Walk

SADDLE RANCH CHOP HOUSE 2008

Titanic themed building in the shape of a ship

CAFE JACK 2010 Koreatown

Giant statue of arabian man holding carpet sign

CARPET MAN STATUE 2011