|Olvera Street Marionettes|
Olvera Street itself is really an alley, framed on both sides by the backs of buildings that have their fronts on the streets running parallel to the alley, Main and Los Angeles Street. The center of the alley is filled with street vendors offering an assortment of hyper-colorful Mexican kitsch.
Olvera Street is well-worth a visit if you are a tourist to L.A. or just looking for something fun and different to do if you are a local resident. Within walking distance are many other sights of downtown Los Angeles including the grand Union Station, Japantown, City Hall, the spectacular Catholic cathedral, Disney Hall, and the M.O.C.A.
Here are a few photos of the colorful wares on sale by the street vendors of Olvera Street.