How much more abuse can this Echo Park lady take?

Only a few months after her hand was repaired, the Lady of the Lake statue next to Echo Park Lake looks like it could use more help. Not only have the birds taken a toll on the 1934 statue, but a vandal colorize the Lady of the Lake’s eyes some time last week, reports Echo Park resident Ida Talalla. “Perhaps she needs an anti-graffiti coating?”

Perhaps the Lady of the Lake (officially named Nuestra Reina de Los Angeles) will get more respect when the statue is returned to its original and more prominent location across the lake on the tip of a peninsula now occupied by a pump house. The relocation is expected to take place as part of an $84 million rehabilitation of the lake that will take several years to complete. Hope the Lady of the Lake can survive the wait.

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