Near the uneven sidewalks and cordoned off Bureau of Street Services sewer work at the entrance to the U.S. Post Office Barrington Station in Brentwood Village sits a colorful shrine with peace sign stickers on a wooden table.
How did it get there, and who decorated it?
Patrice Lucas, supervisor at the post office, said Monday there's a man, a local artist, who erected the shrine at the southern end of the parking lot in late 2012 and decorated the trees along the sidewalk. She said the man comes at night and also waters the grounds. At one point, Lucas said underwear and a skirt were draped from the shrine.
Lucas said Los Angeles' postmaster came out recently and talked to the man who did the work and he removed it from the post office's property.
On Feb. 8, the decorations were removed from the trees but the shrine remains. Technically, it's not on city property, Lucas added.
"It's interesting," she said. "Everyone's asking about it."