Just across the street from Union Station in downtown L.A., people were celebrating the Day of the Dead in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument.
The plaza was full of altars honoring departed family and friends.
The scene reminded me of the New Orleans tradition of building personal altars on St. Joseph's Day in the spring.
Many of the altars were full of personal items.
Others had political themes, like this one honoring Emiliano Zapata who was a leader in the Mexican Revolution.