One day on one of my errand runs, while waiting at a red light on Pioneer Blvd., I happened to glance over to my right and noticed a large gathering of pigeons. Some of them nestled up between the dry dirt, others parading around puffing about like the Godfathers of pigeons, and a few feeding off insects in the dirt. I hadn’t seen such a large gathering of pigeons in quite some time, certainly not randomly on a busy city sidewalk like this. Couldn’t quite figure out why they chose this one spot, it isn’t really shaded. Perhaps they’re sun bathing? or maybe even fed occasionally from someone nearby?

As I looked around, I spotted a peculiar building next to where the pigeons decided to make their stomping ground. When I got back home I looked the place up and was surprised to find that it was a Hindu temple, Radha Krishna Mandir. I have drove down the street many times and had never noticed this building, but, the inside is a sight worth stopping by for.

I wonder what else Norwalk is hiding in plain sight.


If you would like to see this temple, the address is:

Radha Krishna Mandir – Hindu Temple

12634 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650