Blog: Photo Essay: The Area Immediately to the East of Scientology's PAC Base in Hollywood - 2020-06-05
A glossy photoshopped Scientology PR photo of PAC Base offers the view shown above. But what does the neighborhood actually look like when one walks to the east from Pac Base one block to Vermont Avenue? We did that during our recent photo essay on Pac Base being locked down and boarded up due to the civil unrest in Los Angeles. While many people have seen Pac Base, and some too many times, we offer this photo essay for those who've never been to Los Angeles and perhaps have no desire to ever visit the City of Angels.
The street immediately east of L. Ron Hubbard Way is N. New Hampshire Way. This is where the International Association of Scientology Administrations (IASA) office is located. The neighborhood is a working class one similar to Lynwood, California where your humble correspondent was born and lived for many years as a child.
Below are some photos we took from N. New Hampshire Way. These photos give a sense of place to Pac Base. These first three photos were taken from the parking lot of Wendy's, a fast food dining establishment frequented by locals and Sea Org alike. Here we see the IASA building, the doorway of which is presently boarded up: