Away on business and alone on Valentine's Day. I decided to do the obvious thing and drive around LA photographing the more notorious parts of the town, and throw in a few hipster references along the way. As usual I brought my trusted friend Pikachu.
I decided it was best to start in South Central, and figured a white English guy had the best chance of slipping under the radar at 7 in the morning.
First up. The place where Sam Cooke died. It's not actually here. The Hacienda Motel on South Figueroa has been demolished and replaced with this beauty - the Star Motel.
Looking around the place I'd say it should be called the 1 Star Motel (Boom Boom! Thank you very much!)