Monday, May 24, 2010

Waiting Room Chairs

Symmetry and color made this row of chairs catch my attention.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Siena Trail in RPV

Today we discovered some new walking trails just a few miles from home. The Siena Trail connects to two other ones and is adjacent to a lovely canyon.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Unusual Objects for Sale

These religious artifacts were in the window of a L.A. pharmacy that caters to Latinos.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music in the Air

The music department at Millikan High School performed outside for family and friends. They're really good. It's great to see teenagers enjoy both choral and instrumental music. The event was very well-attended on a cool spring evening.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Interior View of the Angel's Flight Car

Angel's Flight was recently put back into service after a tragic accident back in 2000. It' a wonderful way to get from the working class part of downtown Los Angeles to the up-scale business center. It goes up Bunker Hill.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bradbury Building # 7 of 7

Here are some exterior views of the building.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Palos Verdes Marathon

Yesterday, the 44th Palos Verdes Marathon was held. It started and ended in San Pedro at Point Fermin Park. My husband ran the 13.1 miles of the 1/2 Marathon. As his support team, I got to cheer on the runners of the 5K run as well as other 1/2 Marthon runners. Being a one-person cheer team was fun. The runners seemed to appreciate the encouragement.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bradbury Building # 6 of 7

The steps are very impressive along with the banisters.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bradbury Building # 5 of 7

This statue of Charlie Chaplin was inside the Bradbury Building. It's on loan from the El Dorado Hotel-- a place where Charlie lived.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bradbury Building # 3 of 7

Here are two views of the elevators in the Bradbury Building. The interior view on the left is of the north elevator. The right photo shows the south elevator as it descends. Tourists aren't allowed to ride in the elevators-- one occupants of the offices and their visitors.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bradbury Building # 2 of 7

Looking out toward Broadway Street from the second floor.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bradbury Building 1 of 7

This historic building has been featured in a number of movies including "Blade Runner," which I've never seen. I love the interior of it. It's on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. I'm going to post a series of photos from there this week.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Here's picture of my mother with the surgeon taken during her visit on Thursday. In January, Mom fell and fractured her hip in three places. The surgeon repaired her fractured hip by placing a titanium rod in her femur and attaching it with screws to the hip. Our good news this week was that her bone has completely healed. We thank God and a good surgeon!

Friday, May 7, 2010

California Palms

I heard a news story yesterday about a small red beetle that is eating the palm trees of Rome and other Italian cities. Apparently, instead of importing small, immature trees the Italians started importing more mature trees. Unfortunately, many of the infested with this small insects that kills the palms when its larvae eat out the inside. I'm glad that our palms don't have that problem-- yet. The pine trees of our local mountains have been devastated by a bark beetle, though.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Los Angeles Reflection

I spent a few hours downtown L.A. last evening. (Check back for photos of the Bradbury Building and Angel's Flight.) This lovely pool is adjacent to the Omni hotel and the Museum of Contemporary Art. It's showing a reflection of a nearby building late in the day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Grand Central Market

The market was closing as I walked through it tonight, but it was still captivating.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tribute to Fishing Industry

This tile mosaic is adjacent to the statue that I posted for May 1. It shows the ferry that used to run between San Pedro and Terminal Island, a working tugboat, and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bread Experiment

I'm a experienced bread baker, but decided to try a new book that I got from the library. It's a no-knead recipe. The bread is baked in a pot in a very hot oven. It was an interesting procedure. Here's what the result looks like. I started this loaf yesterday and baked it today.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

New Store

There's a new Trader Joe's at Golden Cove here in RPV. Everyone who lives nearby is estatic!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Theme Day: Statues

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This is one of several statues along Los Angeles Harbor. It's a memorial to fishermen lost at ses.

Wayfarers Chapel

Wayfarers Chapel
See the archived posts from June about this historic and beautiful chapel.