August in LA, in 21 Pictures

You took them. We picked out the best of them.

By Reuben Brody

21 of the Best Pics of L.A. in August
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31 August 2016

To call L.A. a superficial town is in and of itself a superficial comment. This town is brimming with soul — assuming you know where to look.

A good place to start: Instagram.

With that in mind, we bring you 21 'Grams, a review of the month that was in our fair city, as told by 21 of our favorite social media-savvy shutterbugs.

Because the Liquid Shark is a welcome addition to the DTLA public art scene

Because rush hour is a dish best served with a pit stop for ice cream

Because these house plants are exceptionally drought-resistant

A video posted by @goldenvoice on

Because he's our favorite creep

Because we don’t just fly our freak flag, we wear it

Because sometimes they build you up just to tear you down

Because what a strangely beautiful smogtastic day

Because Here’s Looking at You wins restaurant of summer

Because we tasted the rainbow and it was way better than a bag of Skittles

Because not all morning commutes are created equal

A photo posted by Stacy Suaya (@stacysuaya) on

Because David Hockney knows how to celebrate the National Parks Centennial

Because the Rams are back, baby!

A photo posted by Curate LA ( on

Because the L.A. River is one of our city's most impressive

Shooting @TheRealGeorgeClinton #live on @MBEkcrw ... #DoinWork #OneNationUnderFunk!! #ParliamentFunkadelic

A photo posted by Dustin Downing (@metakeaphoto) on

Because he’s gonna tear the roof off this sucka

Because our beaches look best in bird's-eye

A photo posted by Ali Mitton (@alimitton) on

Because sometimes we're glad it's so very, very, miserably hot out

Because there is no one like Grace Jones

Because California isn't the only thing on fire

A photo posted by Roger Ho (@rohofoto) on

Because we finally got to dance ourselves clean again

A photo posted by Can Temiz (@baycantemiz) on

Because “The most certain and the most ignorant are the most terrifying” –Guillermo del Toro

A photo posted by roobonics (@reubenbrody) on

Because we could all stand to spend more time with a good book

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