(Day 243) - Making Pre-History by cjphoto

(Day 243) - Making Pre-History

CJ has ventured away from Downtown LA and we're visiting an area of Los Angeles called La Brea Avenue. La Brea is a Spanish phrase that can mean "the tar." Henceforth, welcome to the La Brea Tar Pits.

This is an active excavation site and museum in the middle of the city. CJ is taking a photo of the actual tar pits, including a recreation of what happened to many animals, insects, and plants who were trapped in the sticky asphalt. Sad as it may be, this preserved them for us to find today.

In fact, more Ice Age fossils have found at the La Brea Tar Pits than any other site in the world! CJ is amazed that the concrete jungle of Los Angeles used to be home to thousands of fascinating ancient creatures and plants. ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ™‚
Glad heโ€™s standing well back from the big critters!
October 15th, 2019  
I hope they didnโ€™t scare him too much with those huge tusks
October 15th, 2019  
Nice shot - and very interesting information
October 15th, 2019  
Great shot
October 15th, 2019  
Such a fun shot! We drove by there on the hop on/off bus a few years back.
October 16th, 2019  
@kwind - So neat!! It a nice park and museum. My mom worked in this area when I was little so we would drive by it all the time. The scene would really spark my imagination. :)
October 16th, 2019  
@365anne - Me too! I was also kinda afraid CJ would fall and get stuck in the tar too! Had to be very careful.
October 16th, 2019  
I had hoped to see this when I was out in LA in the 90's but arrived just 5 minutes late for the last group to get in. It struck me too that the city was built around it and not over it- but that was a good thing! Good shot- glad you were careful about that tar!!
October 16th, 2019  
@olivetreeann - Back in the 90s I was a little kid, you probably would have saw me there with my mom. Haha. But yeah really cool how the city is built around it, I never thought about how unique that is. Thanks much Ann!
October 16th, 2019  
CJ certainly has some amazing adventures โ˜บ
October 17th, 2019  
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