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Gao Pei Exhibit at Bowers Museum

What an exhibit! Whether you’re a fashion fan or not, the exhibit by Chinese designer Gao Pei currently running at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is FABULOUS! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Gao Pei’s creativity is just astounding. I highly recommend a visit to the Bowers. ~SueBee

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Dowager Countess Quotes

(10  photos) Aside from the fabulous costumes on display at the Dressing Downton exibit at the Muzeo Museum in Anaheim, California, I was wildly entertained by printed cards featuring the Dowager Countess quotes. Brilliantly played by Dame Maggie Smith, the Dowager was a highlight of the Downton Abbey TV show. I gathered all my photos […]

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Dressing Downton Exhibit at Muzeo, 2

(13 photos) Continuing my post from yesterday with more photos from the Downton Abbey exhibit at Muzeo Museum in Anaheim. ~SueBee

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Dressing Downton Exhibit at Muzeo

(5 photos) I visited the Downton Abbey costume exhibit at the Muzeo Museum in Anaheim this past Sunday with my son and his fiance. After watching the British TV series, and being taken away to another time, in part due to the costumes, I was very excited to see the exhibit. It didn’t disappoint, and I […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

(2 photos) This week’s photo challenge asks us for an image of a shadow. Taking shadow pictures was a great hobby when Kat and I used to go out ‘n about, exploring Southern California. We took dozens of selfie shadow pictures over the years. These days we spend our free time planning her upcoming wedding! […]

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Tour during wedding set-up, Heritage Square

(18 photos in gallery) I took a long-overdue tour recently of a place that’s fascinated me for years, the Heritage Square Museum near downtown Los Angeles. I arrived late afternoon on a very hot day, and discovered a wedding being set up. Our tour guide ignored all the wedding hustle and bustle; I guessed it […]

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Playing with Shadows

I captured these shots at and around LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and the Peterson Automotive Museum on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. I switched to B&W to better accentuate the interesting shadows and lines. ~SueBee

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Modern Art and People at MOCA

Kat and I spent this past Sunday together, out n’ about and exploring, just like old times! We took the train from Orange to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, with hopes of getting in the brand new Broad Museum. No luck for us in that regard, though. We hadn’t made advance entry reservations (it’s free […]

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Dancers at the Bowers

May Day was celebrated at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana yesterday with a variety of entertainment. This gallery of photos features the Dot Comm Dancers from the Orange County School of the Arts, performing for the audience. (Director: Jim Kolb, Choreographer: Tawny Chapman). The gals were expressive, energetic, talented. ~SueBee

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Posters from the Great War

This collection of posters from the first World War (WWI) was on display at the Huntington Library and Gardens when I was there visiting Stinky. Viewing the posters, one naturally reflects that here we are today, nearly a hundred years, and many “great” wars later, still killing each other. A pitiful statement of certain aspects of mankind. I personally […]

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The Music Room

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in the music room at the Bowers Children’s Museum in Santa Ana. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Indian Dance at the Bowers Museum

(25 Photos) Continuing my series of photos taken at the Bowers Museum during the Americana cultural festival last Sunday, I was fortunate to watch Gary Wiskigeamatyuk (Prairie Potawatomi / Ojibwe), perform authentic song and dance of North America. The music he played and the songs he sung were beautiful and haunting, the dances absolutely amazing. I have no idea how […]

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An Afternoon at the Bowers Museum

(26 Photos) Tech problems behind, new laptop purchased and quickly set up, our blog is back in action! Other than the inconvenience, and nearly going blind trying to view things on a miniature iPhone screen in the interim, I’m not too annoyed. My previous laptop, gifted to me by my son, lasted nearly seven years. That’s not bad in today’s absurd “toss it” […]

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Travel Town, part 2

All Aboard! It’s time to see the trains, tenderly put out to pasture at Travel Town in Griffith Park. Last Sunday, I spent a few hours wandering around there. My previous article showcased the vehicles on display, while this one features many of the trains. It’s a fun place to visit for all ages; entry and […]

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Travel Town, part 1

This past Sunday morning, I headed up the 5 freeway from northern Orange County toward Los Angeles. My spontaneous destinations for the day were Travel Town in Griffith Park, followed by the Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (future article). My last visit to Travel Town was a few decades ago when I […]

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Taste of the Getty

Kat and I visited the Getty Museum in L.A. a little while back, before our blog launch, and before buying our “big guy” cameras (the Nikon d5100s). Not wanting to discount the photo quality of the Nikon Coolpix L1 I’d used for several years, I decided to upload some pics for this article, taken with […]

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Pasadena’s Beautiful “Chia”

Chia, known today as the Pacific Asia Museum, was founder Grace Nicholson’s nickname for the Pasadena building that her ideas and research developed in 1924. The building was brought to life by a well-known local architectural firm, and became a center for the arts. Chia is a word with distinct meaning in two cultures closely […]

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The Gamble House

Touring the Gamble House in Pasadena, a gorgeous example of American Arts & Crafts style architecture, was like taking a walk back in time, a very low-lit walk! New to the time, the electric lighting was dim, the woods dark, windows not quite sufficient for lighting such large rooms. But, the woods were beautiful, the styling very […]

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Serenity and Netsuke

The Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is a serene, calming place. Muted colors, natural light filtering in, rounded architecture, walkways leading naturally from one exhibit to the next. A great variety of really interesting sculptures, glassware, artwork. An exhibit near the front entrance fascinated Kat and me more than […]

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LACMA in Black and White

Black and white photography can be stunning. The subject speaks in a way that oftentimes color doesn’t allow to be expressed, the color distracting from the image. Some of the most famous pictures, those of Ansel Adams for example, were shot in BW. I haven’t used much BW film over the years, except when I […]

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