ANSWER: East. That's the view from the City Hall tower. In the foreground the top of the new Police Administration Building. At lower right the intersection of 1st and San Pedro Sts. Slanting across the photo just above center the Los Angeles River. Three bridges are visible--1st St., 4th St. and 6th St.
ANSWER: The photo, looking south by west from the City Hall tower, is a panorama of the downtown business district. And, of course, it wasn't expected to baffle anybody. Too many prominent landmarks, including the Times and Mirror Buildings in center foreground.