The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles is made of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theater, the Mark Taper Forum and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The “Peace on Earth” sculpture stands in themiddle of its main square, the Music Center Plaza. The sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz was dedicated in 1969 and is surrounded by 280 jets that… Read More Los Angeles. Music Center. Peace On Earth sculpture & fountain.
After seeing its northern part around Traction Avenue (here’s my post about it) I wandered through the Arts Distric, along Alameda, Palmetto, Matteo and Industrial Streets. I passed lots of street art and huge murals, walked along empty streets and along many warehouses, found cute little cafes and shopped at Urban Radish Market. A huge… Read More DTLA. Arts District – Part II.
Union Station is by far one of the most beautiful train stations I’ve ever been to. From the outside it looks more like a church, surrounded by tall palm trees, but the true beauty is inside: the old waiting room with chandeliers, terracotta tiles and marble, leather seats and high windows. Union Station opened in… Read More Los Angeles. Union Station.
[Above are a few pictures of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA, which I took on my first evening in LA back in March. I first visited the building in 2012 and immediately fell in love with it (especially it’s rooftop garden) and it’s still one of my favourite places in LA. It… Read More Los Angeles. Downtown. The Walt Disney Concert Hall. II.
These are a few shots I took while wandering around the Arts District one afternoon during my 5 days in LA. The photos show the northern part opf the district, mostly around Traction Avenue and East 3rd Street, where many murals -by famous street artists like JR, Tristan Eaton and Shepard Fairey- as well as… Read More Los Angeles. Downtown. Arts District.
I recently read this article about the renaissance of Downtown LA in which the author states: “The first time I ever loved L.A. was Downtown”. The first time I ever loved LA was 2 years ago in Venice Beach (as documented here and here), but the second time it was Downtown. I had visited Downtown… Read More Los Angeles. I love Downtown.
I first read about this bookstore in a list of the 20 most beautiful bookstores in the world and so I had to see it when I was in LA. It’s located in the heart of Downtown, on the corner of 5th and Spring Street, in an old bank building. They mostly sell used books… Read More LA. Downtown. The Last Bookstore.
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“The shortest railway in the world” is located in the Bunker Hill neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles and connects South Hill Street with South Grand Avenue. The funicular, which dates back to 1901, costs only 0.5$ for the short ride (only 300 feet) up and down the hill. The closest metro stations are Pershing Square… Read More Los Angeles. Bunker Hill. Angels Flight.
“Nowhere else in Los Angeles today can you taste the richness of yesterday. The landmark Grand Central Market dates back to 1917, when well to do Angelenos rode the Angels Flight Railway for a penny down to the best open-air shopping in town. At the Market, they could find an entire world of treats for… Read More los angeles. downtown. grand central public market.