A demolished Lincoln Heights factory turned playground. Ulama, anyone?

Seven acres of concrete slab are all that’s left of a demolished bag factory in Lincoln Heights. It may look to most like a barren eyesore. But on Sunday afternoons the site on Humboldt Street near the interchange of the 5 and 110 freeways is turned into an unofficial recreation center alive with the shouts of men playing Ulama, an ancient ball game linked to the Aztecs, and kids practicing skateboard tricks, according to the photographer known as Waltarrrrr. Of, course, there are also vendors selling snacks. You can view a gallery of photos Waltarrrrr took on a Sunday in early January at what he calls the Lincoln Heights Slabs.

Photo by Watarrrrr via Flickr

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments civil and on topic and refrain from personal attacks. The moderator reserves the right to edit or delete any comments. The Eastsider's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply to comments submitted by readers. Required fields are marked *