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Have You Seen the Shrine Erected At the Barrington Station Post Office?

Man reportedly comes at night to decorate shrine and trees along the perimeter of the U.S. Post Office in Brentwood Village.

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."

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joy lebow cohen February 12, 2013 at 05:04 PM
I like the "shrine". Barrington Avenue needs all the help it can get, and it gives me something to look at when I'm stuck in traffic. Joy
Matthew Sanderson (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Yes I wasn't sure what to term it. That's totally open to opinion. It's an artistic display, for sure.
Alan Latteri February 12, 2013 at 06:57 PM
That is done by local Barrington resident named Al. I think his full name is Albert or Alfred. I see him walking the street all the time, with water buck in hand. Husky dude, bald head. He is totally nuts and out of him mind, but harmless. I like the art. It is fun to see, and he is the only one taking care of those grounds.
Matthew Sanderson (Editor) February 12, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Thanks for sharing that information Alan! I think it's a great expression.
Kathleen Rottner-Pink February 12, 2013 at 08:48 PM
I also enjoy the shrine.
Alfred Pirovits February 24, 2013 at 02:33 PM
This GARDEN is intended to bring to mind REGENERATION.
Alfred Pirovits February 24, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Great difficulty keeping up since I got hit by car. Someone has been UNDOING significant art elements. Please STOP! I will catch up on spring displays and clean a bunch of ORGANIC DEBRIS! Thank you Ms. Rottner-Pink
Alfred Pirovits February 24, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Thank you Ms. Cohen, for ending with 'joy'! I will try to bring more! And Mr. Sanderson, ENVIRONMENTALLY YOURS, Alfred
Alfred Pirovits February 24, 2013 at 02:44 PM
I'm BUTTER and You're GLUE.....! NUTS?! You are TOO KIND! Please say Hello. I like describing my efforts and would love to give you more info as to my purpose.
Matthew Sanderson (Editor) March 20, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Hi Alfred. I can't seem to find an email to contact you, and I left a message on Facebook for you when we first made contact. Please email or call me (matthew.sanderson@patch.com or 310-363-1686) so I can touch base. I can write a story about your work on the garden. Hope you are doing better since your accident.

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