so much so that i went on a walking tour of downtown for my urban planning class this rainy morning. well, plus attendance was mandatory. it was nice to walk around downtown, rather than driving, feel it at that scale, and directly see the consequences of certain urban planning movements while talking about it. our instructor knows his stuff, regarding both urbanism and los angeles, so it was a good walk/talk.
i took the dusty dSLR along for a few shots.
did you know this is downtown? me neither. once upon a time, the lights glowed, the ladybug pod things played music, and a laser shot out of the top of it. the lights/sound broke shortly after its installation in the 70s, and the FAA nixed the laser right away.
i know the reason for the gap, but it still bugs.
the original grove. el pueblo/olvera street ain't that authentic. buildings were relocated to create a dense, central area to attract people to the area during the great depression. yet another constructed/fabricated/contrived los angeles attraction.
el pueblo de los angeles/olvera street/avila adobe
the music center
disney concert hall
grand central market
the bradbury building
yay for doing something i've always wanted to do but never have. yay for schooling that lets me/makes me do these things i want to do.
back to the drawing board (er computer, er mouse/keyboard?)