I absolutely LOVE going downtown! It's funny how rarely it occurs but whenever I do - what a discovery! I am going to be doing a series on neighborhoods in & around LA & this is the first little snippet. This town is so spread out, no real center, & each neighborhood is so diverse... Enjoy the first set!
This beautiful deco building houses many many jewelry vendors. This is in the heart of the "Diamond District" on Hill & 7th Street.
Everyone's familiar with our modern skyline but when you get down into the nitty gritty of the city - there are many historic buildings with ornate architectural details.
In art school they taught us the most interesting details were at least 8 feet above us - I also think there are sights to behold below our feet as well!
I'm sorry but this is LA - it's such a "new" city in comparison to Boston, NY, & Philadelphia - you just don't see doors like this every day!
This LA Landmark was established in 1931. During the Great Depression they had a policy of never turning a hungry person away - they maintain that policy to this very day!
Because my city is so "new", it tends to have a "vintage" or "retro" feel to it, rather than historic.
There was an entire series of mosaics on the sidewalk out front. This one depicts the desert.
The interior of the restaurant was inspired by the California Redwood groves.
Another great deco building...
There are so many old theaters downtown. This one was converted into a church.