Here in Los Angeles, mere blocks away from beautiful homes, shops and restaurants, is a place of famine, strife, and disease.
If you go looking for it on a tourist map, as I did, you can't find Skid Row. It's been blotted from the page as if it doesn't exist.
But exist it does. I spent a couple of days and nights here, and the conditions in which these Americans are living is worse than I expected...
(Part One of an ongoing series...)