Photos by Martin Cox
It’s hard to believe but the photo above shows the spot where Echo Park Lake’s lotus bed once blossomed before the plants died off and the lake was drained and reconstructed as part of a multimillion clean up project. Now, the same location resembles a giant swimming pool under construction or, as photographer Martin Cox noted, the Martian landscape as viewed by Curiosity. The lake should start looking like its old self–albeit with the addition of new wetlands–by next spring when it will be refilled with water.
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