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.
1. Take a walk along the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Shop or dine, listen to the musicians and see the street performers: // 2. Relax at the beach, enjoy the California sun and the Pacific Ocean: // 3. Admire the street art of Venice by local artists like Rip Cronk or Jonas Never and internationally known ones such as Vhils and see some … More 15 things to do in Venice Beach.
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.
While in NYC last March I choose to visit Roosevelt Island, a 2-miles-long island which lies in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. To get to the island you can either take the subway to the Roosevelt Island stop (F train) or take the Roosevelt Island tram at 59th Street / 2nd Avenue. The … More NYC. Roosevelt Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since beginning of March six bright blue clouds grace Doris C. Freedman Plaza, located at the corner of Central Park South and 5th Avenue. The artwork by swiss artist Olaf Breuning will be on view through August 24th. More information can be found on the Public Art Fund website.