On one of the photowalks back in 2013, we took a train to Boyle Heights and the Mariachi Plaza. This is the place where people “rent” mariachi bands. Also, the tourists take photos with mariachi bands.
I’ve been on several photowalks during that time and Los Angeles downtown. I really did not feel the fear of both being in any neighborhood nor getting close to strangers.
Lucky for me this photo also made the Los Angeles Times reader photos and you can see it here.