Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Around Los Angeles

Inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry...

A superb old tree on my street in Venice...

The threshold of a building on the hip Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Hitchcock in LA - black birds congregate on the power lines downtown.

20 comments:

donna baker said...

When birds sit on the power lines (perfectly spaced) it means rain is coming.

Joyful said...

The concert hall looks divine and the old tree in your neighbourhood looks well, old but good!

Laura in Paris said...

I am in Pittsubrugh and have arranged to visit Frank Lloyd Wright's two houses : Falling Water and Kentuck Knob on Saturday. I really look forward to that.

Mary-Laure said...

DONNA - how I wish it were... LA is in dire need of some water!

JOYFUL - oh yes that concert hall is quite magical. I love it.

LAURA - lucky you! I hope to see pics very soon.

Debra said...

I love the concert hall~ you're very fortunate to have so much at your finger-tips.

Beth said...

A “slice of life” photo post. Lovely - although that first one makes me feel dizzy...

Mary-Laure said...

DEBRA - yes, LA is a wonderful city and has much more to offer than "just" beaches and the Hollywood sign.

Spangler Cummings said...

Love Los Angeles! We plan going to the concert hall to celebrate our anniversary.

Maria Confer said...

Love all these photos. I've never been to LA, but really want to go.

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Mary-Laure said...

SPANGLER - oh how cute! When is your anniversary, my dear?

MARIA CONFER - yay! LA is such an amazing city with treasures of every one. If you ever visit the city of Angels, make sure to contact me and to check out all my LA posts for some tips and recommended places...

mansuetude said...

adding Summertime to my book wish list.

thanks.

If Jane said...

thanks for he little walk...;))

Hila said...

I like LA through your eyes (and camera). I didn't particularly like it when I visited, but I have to admit, I was rather tired and worn-out by that stage of my travelling (after months of doing research). I think I need to visit again with a fresh perspective. I tend to remember cities according to my mood!

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - ah, you'll see, it's not the best Coetzee evern but it's still poignant.

HILA - sorry to hear you didn't like LA... It's not the most user-friendly, welcoming city. I hope you'll give it another chance and that we'll get to meet!

Sherin said...

Wow, LA looks great. Its definitely one of the places I really want to go to.

miss cavendish said...

Your last photo--the power lines and the flat buildings is my vision of California (used to spend time in Newport Beach).

Mary-Laure said...

MISS CAVENDISH - I agree, it's very typical from around here - especially with that bluer than blue sky. I took this pic on Almeda street, downtown.
I've never been to Newport Beach...

Arlene said...

I love the Disney Concert Hall. I remember when it was going up and all the "concern" over the design. I think it's cool. Thanks for the photos, as always.

Mary-Laure said...

ARLENE - yes, I read about this crazy epic saga... But I have to say the result is wonderful, stunning.

Taocito said...

brrrrr freaky birds. That movie really traumatized me. Now whenever I hear "pigeon" I feel compelled to bark. My Step-owner actually calls them "doves" as it is the same word in his native language (Dutch) for pigeon and dove...