Here's another old building that faces the "river" and is available for film shoots. I think these look great in b&w! Remind you of an old '50s movie??
The photo above gives you a good view of the 6th Steet Bridge over the LA River (shot from the 4th Street Bridge)
If you walk a little further east on the 4th Street Bridge, this is your view.
I like the detail of the old street lamps on the 4th Street Bridge (above). Given the proximity to LAX, if you are patient, you can capture a plane in just about any photo of the sky!
There is an unmarked passageway at Santa Fe and 6th Street that takes you into the LA River. Here's what it looks like... you need to bypass the homeless folks who like the shelter of the tunnel, but it's an interesting location.
The race scene from Grease and other movies were shot at this location in the LA River... here's a link to the YouTube clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsYC-hVEpQM. I think the nice blue sky, sun flare and airplane make for a good skywatch shot, so linking with Skywatch Friday. If you would like to see more of my photos from the LA River area, click on this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!