After a rough year, Chinatown needs our love now then ever. Join us for our walking tour of the highlights of the neighborhood, including beautiful temples, intricate architecture, lively markets, and great restaurants.
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Toys, Dulces, Shops, and Nostalgia: an Interview with Brenda Escobar
Photographer Brenda Escobar captures the nostalgic beauty of much of Los Angeles, from her home neighborhood of Reseda to the Toy District of Downtown LA. In this post, we discuss her artwork, her upbringing in the Valley, her favorite places to visit, and the travails of going to FedEx.
Leslie Frank, A Modern Flaneur
Leslie Frank explores Los Angeles with her iPhone camera. She finds her subjects by chance, but imbues her photography with stories and emotion by pure skill. After calling her during covid restrictions, we learn how she keeps her practice going despite the limitations.
Alchemy in Skid Row, Los Angeles: the Artwork of S.C. Mero
Los Angeles is a sprawling landscape with remarkable history, architecture, and community. Here, we introduce you to an individual from our community, an artist/alchemist that contributes to the LA landscape.
The Hidden Delights of Union Station
Union Station is the hub of LA’s transit system, serving thousands of people every day, But tucked around the corners of the building are hidden delights few take the time to enjoy.
Charles Lummis’ Castle of Stone: El Alisal
Hidden above the Arroyo Seco Freeway is a stone castle, which was once the home of the fascinating character who founded the Southwest Museum.
The Man in the High Tower
Just above the tourist trap of Hollywood Boulevard is a beautiful neighborhood with the most scenic stairway walk in Los Angeles.
Artistry in an Office Building: the Streetlight Museum
Inside a nondescript office building in Downtown Los Angeles is a fascinating museum devoted to something we all tend to take for granted.
Griffith Park’s Life-giving Waters: Ferndell
In one corner of Griffith Park is a beautiful garden with water flowing all year long. It’s a short walk from a subway station and makes for the perfect hike to the Griffith Observatory.