Monday, January 08, 2007

Cold Comfort on the Street

The Los Angeles Times came out with a great article, highlighting a homeless gentleman living on the streets of LA:

"Raymond Byrnes awakens on the cold sidewalk, grips his rosary beads tight and prays for strength — thankful to have made it through another night on Los Angeles' skid row.
At 61, he has been homeless for nearly a decade, spending most of his nights at the corner of 5th Street and Gladys Avenue.
At the top of 5th Street, the downtown drug corridor known as "The Nickel," the crown of the 1,000-foot-tall US Bank Tower glimmers in the black sky. Around the corner on Gladys, a tent city renders both sidewalks impassable. The smell of urine, vomit, feces and garbage hangs in the air."

Read on...

1 comment:

Lena said...

I love this article. Thanks for sharing it!