The area around Hollywood Boulevard between Western and Normandy is Thai Town. It’s also Little Armenia and almost all of the business on those blocks are either one or the other. Most of the Thai shops, including the donut shop, have small shrines inside, usually on shelves like this:
Here’s an interesting shrine outside of a Thai restaurant. Apparently making offerings to this one will not protect your car.
As you walk along the boulevard, it’s not unusual to see bowls of rice and water and sticks of burning incense out on the sidewalk. You know, hungry ghosts, evil spirits . . .
Outside of the Thailand Plaza is the Four-faced Buddha:
Often people are making offerings to the Four-faced Buddha, but not when I took this pic:
However, a woman was making offerings at this shrine across the driveway next to the security guard’s shack, where someone had set up shop:
I guess you would call it a business shrine and they must have gone out of business because when I passed by the other day, it was gone.
And here is one of the Thai “Angels”, just outside of Ralphs and Ross for Less:
The one across the street from Ralphs, next to the bus stop: