a lot of how l.a. gets portrayed comes from the west side of town. this is only natural as most of the portrait-makers (movie, tv, music, etc) with national and international reach are from there. a common theme is that you need to have a car to get around; and if you're a creative type whose daily improvisations are the lifeblood of your work, i can see how that might be the case. but for us boring 9to5ers, well, you see for yourself.
i was in the above crowd, waiting. i noticed the outcropping and took these pictures because it turned out to be a fun vantage point.
iphones aren't real good with things beyond 20ft or so, but you get the idea.