LA: City of Angels

Cynthia Carlson, 1992. Mural. Red and Purple Lines - Union Station. Photographed by William Nettles, courtesy of MTA.

This mural depicts 11 wings to commemorate the 11 founding families of Los Angeles. The wings are labeled as follows: Ram'khastra (Angel of rarefied air); Mika'il (Angel of insomnia); Janax (Angel of Monday); Nogah (Cools the earth in summer); Sofiel (Angel of vegetables); Zuhun (Angel of scandal); Sui'el (Angel of Earthquakes); Gabriel (Angel of mercy); Sut (Angel of lies); Dagiel (Angel of fish); Rohab (Angel of the sea).


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