March 2, 2007 
We Take a Downtown Walking
Tour and Visit the Central Library
Bradbury Building
With our tour to the Los Angeles Times done, many MC101s headed back to campus, or home. But some stayed for the Downtown Los Angeles historic walking tour and our afternoon field trip to the Los Angeles Central Library.

One of the treasures of Downtown's Historic Core is the 1893 Bradbury Building

These MC101s are in the building's famous lobby, which was used extensively in the film Blade Runner.

Bridal District
One of the little-known joys of Downtown is the Bridal District, where, among other things, you can get married at an always-available wedding chapel. Wedding packages start at around $200.

These MC101s are about to find out that wedding photos taken by MC101 instructors are considered as proof of marriage in the State of California.
  Ice Cream at GC Market
After lunch at the Grand Central Market (always a treat), these MC101s fortified themselves with ice cream.
 Biltmore
We went inside the historic Biltmore Hotel. These students are in front of a photo of the hotel's opening banquet in 1923.
 Library Garden
On to the Los Angeles Central Library...

These MC101s are in the Garden area near the west entrance to the library.

The MC101s were given an assignment to turn in at the end of the field trip. 


Library Sign
Here is a marker that tells passers-by a bit more about the library and its history.
Bradley Wing Skylight
The post-modern Bradley Wing of the Library is vast and light. Looking up through the skylight, you can see the tall buildings--old and new--that surround the library. 
Library Assignment  

These MC101s were hard at work on their field trip assignment which asked, among other things, how major libraries should position themselves in the digital age.

Eventually, the MC101s completed their assignments and took cars, buses and even the city's fledgling subway system back to their home neighborhoods.

Take me back to the beginning of the day.

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