The Bergamot Station in Santa Monica is the largest art gallery and cultural complex in Southern California. The former rail depot hosts about 30 galleries, a cafè, some shops and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. About the history of the Bergamot Station: “Bergamot Station is the historical name for the site on which the gallery complex … More Santa Monica. Bergamot Station and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
The Venice Skatepark is located directly on the beach, next to the Art Walls and where the Boardwalk meets Windward Avenue.
Abott Kinney Boulevard is one of the hippest streets in Los Angeles and the perfect spot for (window-) shopping, people watching and dining in Venice Beach. “In 1990, West Washington was renamed to Abbot Kinney, after the man who built the Venice Canals. Throughout the years it has been developed by the diligence of the … More Venice Beach. A walk along Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
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 … 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 … More Los Angeles. Union Station.
Tongva Park is a newly built park in Downtown Santa Monica, close to the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Named for the Tongva people who have lived in the Los Angeles area for thousands of years, the park provides lawns and walkways, picnic tables, fountains, playgounds and futuristic … More Santa Monica. The Tongva Park.
[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 … More Los Angeles. Downtown. The Walt Disney Concert Hall. II.
On my second day in Venice Beach I walked along the beach from the Venice Beach Pier towards Marina del Rey. At the end of the beach you’ll get to the Ballona Creek and the opening of the huge Marina of Del Rey. For my walk back to Venice I chose the walkway along the … More Marina del Rey / Venice Beach. A walk along the Ballona Lagoon.
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 … More Los Angeles. Downtown. Arts District.
10 pieces of the Berlin Wall – the longest segment of the wall outside of Berlin- are standing on the lawn at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, right in front of the main entrance of LACMA. Those pieces are painted by Thierry Noir, Birmer, Kent Twitchell, Farrah Karapetian and Marie Astrid Gonzales and are part of the … More Los Angeles. 10 pieces of the Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard.