Jeff Gates, one of the artists included in the photography exhibit "This Side of Paradise" at the Huntington Library & Gardens, has a website full of pictures including:
- The years of clearing away homes for the 105 Freeway (1980-1983)
- The actual construction of the 105 freeway in the 1990s
- Historical (sometimes hysterical) freeway photos from the Los Angeles Library collections
as well as essays and commentary. Here's a sample: this is the set of Speed, the movie filmed on the 105 just before it opened. And look--there's already been a tagger at work! Or was it a set decorator?