Thursday, May 5, 2011

#174: The Great Wall of L.A.

In Valley Glen, a community of the San Fernando Valley, lies one of the most magnificent murals in Los Angeles--the Great Wall of Los Angeles.

Spanning half a mile along the L.A. River, this mural depicts California history from prehistoric times to the 1980's. It was designed by artist Judith Baca and painted by over 400 community youths and artists in the 1970s to '80s.

You can't go down into the river and see the murals up close since it's fenced off, but there is a paved walkway alongside it that lets you see the whole thing.

It is located on Coldwater Canyon Blvd between Oxnard St. and Burbank Blvd. The murals are on the wall of the waterway that faces east.

Click on the video at the top for many more photos of this unbelievable masterpiece!


  1. When I was in High School this was our mini field trip. It's a huge masterpiece that's for sure.

  2. I live on Coldwater and drive or bike by here everyday! I never knew this was here!! Thanks for sharing, I have something fun to do this weekend =)