So this was, until mid-December, going to be the DaVinci apartments (cue for joke about them not being up to code, but I'll resist it). And then an arsonist or two, and a whole lot of accelerant, and presumably a match or lighter or piece of string or more complex timing mechanism, sent the whole lot - a block-long complex - ablaze. But I didn't see the wreckage until today - at ground level, all that's visible is a tall temporary fence and an incident-room truck. And some yellow tape. But from the freeway - it's startling. I hasten to add that Alice was driving back from USC, so for a rare once I was in the passenger seat. Some view.