A late addition on 8/22/2012. The conditions that led to this post have improved and I also discovered something very interesting as to the cause of the condition which has led me to put up a new post. Please read it after you view this one for the big picture:
A big thank you shout out to Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks for the cleanup effort so far at the Korean Bell of Friendship! Plus a photographic interpretation of last night’s visit there.
End- of- late- addition update.
Doesn’t it make you feel proud to be an Angeleno and an American? A monument, a beautiful jewel actually, presented by the people of Korea to the people of the United States for our bicentennial celebration, given out of a
spirit of friendship and respect, and we disrespect the gift and those who gave
it, by allowing the monument to fall into such a state. Here are a few stomach
turning photographs that document the state of the bell.
It is a pity that I cannot read or write Korean, because I would send a blanket
email to their media, and especially their bloggers. I would do it now. By the
time the dust from the controversy settled, I guarantee that this bell and its’
monument would be clean as a whistle.
But I don’t.
However, at least I can provide a service by trying to shine a light upon the state that the memorial has fallen into, and has been in, for a long time.
Bill McDonald aka Morongobill