Near the end of Figueroa Street – map
This is Eagle Rock, from which the city got its name. Which city, you ask? Don’t be wise.
Once a part of Rancho San Rafael, Eagle Rock became a city in 1906, was incorporated in 1911, and was finally absorbed into the city of Los Angeles in 1923.
So, what do you think? Does it look like an eagle to you? I don’t know. Maybe if you squint your eyes. Still…
Granted, since the image is formed by the shadows cast by outcroppings, you pretty much have to be in the right spot at the optimum time of day (around high noon) around the right time of year to get the most eagleish shot.
A wider view of the shot above
Special thanks to Mr. Eric Warren at the Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, who helped me with finding some good viewing locations.
More rocky, less eagley