We Tour Downtown; Then on to
the Los Angeles Central Library
||Perhaps some of my students had more fun on our informal Downtown history
walk than on either of the MC101 field trips. Here's a group of us in the
venerable 1893 Bradbury Building. If you've seen Blade Runner, you've
seen the Bradbury.
||And what would a Downtown walking tour be without a stop at the Bridal
District, where the same storefront business will marry you, divorce you,
and do your taxes.
||The Grand Central Market (feeding Los Angeles since 1917) is a favorite
of mine. We went through during the lunch hour. It was controlled chaos.
||Finally, on to the library ...
The Los Angeles Central Library is an impressive facility. It combines
cutting-edge information technology with a university- quality collection
of books and other printed materials. Add a number of specialized library
services and you have one of the finest public libraries anywhere.
||In addition to everything else, the L.A. Public Library is a repository
of public art. In any event, this library is much more than simply a big
building that houses a collection of books.
||MC101 students roved all over to do their assignment. The children's
library is, like everything here, unusually well-stocked. Eventually, the
assignments were completed, students checked out and a successful day of
MC101 field trips came to a close.
Take me back to the beginning of the day.
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