Los Angeles. Music Center. Peace On Earth sculpture & fountain.

  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 … More Los Angeles. Music Center. Peace On Earth sculpture & fountain.

Venice Beach. A walk along Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

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.

Florida. Loxahatchee. On the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk.

During my stay in South Florida last March we visited the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge near Boynton Beach in Palm Beach County. Part of it is the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk: “a 400-acre (1.6 km) Bald Cypress swamp, which is the largest remaining remnant of a cypress strand that once separated the pine flatwoods … More Florida. Loxahatchee. On the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk.

Marina del Rey / Venice Beach. A walk along the Ballona Lagoon.

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.

Santa Monica / Venice Beach. Beautify Earth and the Corner Of Love.

The art initiative “Beautify Earth” commissions public and private art projects from previously overlooked and unempowered sources for the purpose of instilling community pride in impoverished or neglected communities, such as Rockaway Beach in New York, South Central in Los Angeles and the Lincoln Boulevard in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. On the latter one … More Santa Monica / Venice Beach. Beautify Earth and the Corner Of Love.