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Photos: Folks Wish For Rain, Sex And Love At Griffith Park Teahouse
It's been nearly a month since a tiny, wooden teahouse popped up on top of a ridge in Griffith Park. Folks have been trekking over to the guerrilla art installation to write and hang up wishes for Los Angeles on the teahouse's walls, asking for everything from more rain and sex to less traffic.
LAist photographed a bunch of these wooden boards with wishes scrawled across them at the Griffith Park Teahouse. Angelenos have been wishing for a variety of things over the last few weeks, including the Dodgers winning the World Series, our famous P-22 mountain lion getting a mate, having less pollution in Los Angeles, and for home rental prices to go down. Then there are the usual wishes for peace, love and happiness, to more specific hopes like getting "all (the) Lego sets," and a shout-out to Tupac. Some even chose to just draw pictures instead of writing words. We especially enjoyed the Homer Simpson sketch accompanied by a "stay cool, L.A." message.
It's not clear how long the teahouse will stay up in Griffith Park, as the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks is planning on removing it from the park soon. It could get moved to another location in the department's system of parks, or even become a traveling piece of art. All we know is that you might want to hurry up and check it out before it goes down.
Here are some more snapshots of the wishes: