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German photographer Gerd Ludwig prowls the city of Los Angeles in the wee hours and photographs resting rides for his series Sleeping Cars. For the past seven years, he’s made pictures of cars “that speak to him” from the neon-lit curbs of Los Feliz Boulevard to the palm-lined driveways of Sunset Plaza Drive. 

He’s photographed far and wide, but is less interested in covering the the entire city and more interested in the “distinct personalities” he happens upon.

Check out more photos and read about Ludwig’s project.

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Los Feliz Blvd., shown here looking east from Griffith Park Blvd., under construction in 1927. The construction work widened the street to 120 feet from Vermont Ave. to Riverside Dr.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.