Every year it's the same thing – odd food and live music and ethnic dances and dragon-boat races – at the Los Angeles Lotus Festival at Echo Park Lake, with the largest lotus bed in the United States. This is about the people and culture of the islands of Asia and the Pacific – loud and crowded and a lot of fun – this year on July 14 and 15, Bastille Day weekend. But the Lotus is a Zen thing. This was Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – without the crowds. This was more...
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