Echo Park was the scene today of two events that encouraged people to get out of their cars and clothes. The Big Parade had people trek through Echo Park on the first day of a two-day walk that will cover 35 miles and 101 stairways between downtown and Hollywood. Meanwhile, a group of cyclists rode through the neighborhood with little more than body paint – and perhaps some sunscreen – as part of the World Naked Bike Ride. Not sure if the clothed walkers ever crossed paths with the naked cyclists.
Top photo from BigParade/Vfrog;bottom photo by Billy Roper/Tweet Photo