A Bit of Everything (32 images)
Winter gardens in Los Angeles are a confused mess, probably because we don't have winter here. Anything will bloom, any time. This is what was doing its thing on the second Saturday of February in the gardens at the Crossroads of the World on Sunset Boulevard, America's first outdoor shopping center, shaped like a giant white ocean liner, surrounded by a fake English village, with a few Moorish touches. Hey, in 1936 that seemed like a good idea, and it's always been a bit of everything out here.