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Photos: This Downtown L.A. Alley Was Showered In Flower Petals

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The anonymous art collective behind the Griffith Park Tea House is at it again, this time with an installation in Downtown L.A. called "Petal Drop LA (01)." 7,000 cups of flower petals were slowly dropped on patrons in an alley between two historic theaters on Broadway Street.

Even before 7 a.m., a line stretched down the block to get in, hundreds of Angelenos excited to join in the petal shower to-be. At that time, it was about a 45 minute wait to get in for about 10 minutes of petal-peeping time.

Inside, several people figured the rain of pedals would be just the right opportunity to stage a photoshoot. According to LAist's Annie Lesser, the needers-of-new-headshots, were "in the way for many people, blocking the stairs and blocking the already-thin walkway." If you didn't Instagram it, it didn't happen. The ground was covered with vibrant petals, which were periodically swept away.

One of the alley walls was pinned with random memories written down by visitors, some of which were also folded into origami. Of course, ensure the memories weren't also swept away with the pedals, there was also a stenographer, who transcribed the petal-peepers' thoughts and memories, filing them away for safe keeping in a file cabinet.

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Here's a video from the alley. This woman had to wait 3 hours to get inside!

With reports by Annie Lesser.