We Tour Downtown; Then on to
the Los Angeles Central Library
||Several years ago I added a Downtown Los Angeles walking tour to the
Times field trip as just a fun little extra.
It's become quite popular; more and more MC101s turn out for it. Today
was no exception.
We're on Second Street. The new Disney Concert Hall (still under construction
as of this writing) is the building in the background.
||One of our first stops on our Downtown walking tour is the Victor Clothing
Company. The clothing store on the ground floor of this building is now
closed, unfortunately, which kept us from seeing the murals inside. But
the 70-foot-tall outdoor mural of Anthony Quinn as Zorba the Greek was
||What would a Downtown walking tour be without a stop at the Bridal
District? Around here, the same storefront business will marry you, divorce
you, and do your taxes.
||We decided to reenact two of these three important services.
Students always like going into the lobby of the venerable 1893 Bradbury
Building at Third and Broadway. If you've seen Blade Runner, you've
seen the Bradbury.
||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.
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