Parking restrictions in Los Angeles are notoriously complicated, but it has now reached levels of unparalleled stature. Culver City officials recently set up parking signs near Linwood Howe Elementary School that are nearly 15 feet tall and feature six to eight individual placards. The signs bring to mind the bureaucracy-run-amok featured in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil.
These migraine-inducing totem poles are quickly becoming one of Culver City’s most famous landmarks, and certainly an Instagram sensation. Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells is not a fan, though. After calling them “ridiculous” on Curbed LA, she ordered them taken down. Insane parking monument, we hardly knew ye.