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Look Up at Union Station

Happy Friday! I took this picture yesterday while hoping not to get plowed into by people rushing past as I pointed my camera waaaay up at the ceiling. This was in the East Terminal at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Rather dizzying I must say. ~SueBee

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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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Building in the Sky

This photo, taken with my iPhone 6 during my recent visit to Portland, Oregon, was one of those lucky shots. A group of us were walking to dinner, I glanced up (naturally, always on the lookout), stopped walking, took a few shots, ran to catch up with the others. The reflection on the glass facade, along […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Door, 1

For this Weekly Photo Challenge, Door, I chose a favorite door photo, taken at the Brewery in Downtown Los Angeles. The doors that lead to nowhere but a drop off two and three flights down. Even knowing this building had been a beer brewery back in the day (the building now houses artist lofts and […]

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Near Carthay Square, 1

If you want to check out city sights, avoid the usual throng of cars, I suggest you get out early on a Sunday morning. I spent the weekend visiting my son on the west side of Los Angeles; he lives in the Carthay Square area, near Fairfax and Olympic. I wanted to get a photo of […]

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Around Town in Palm Springs

You may be able to tell I’m having a love affair with Palm Springs! It’s a vibrant, gorgeous town filled with wonderful people. One afternoon during my recent visit, I decided to cruise a few residential areas, view the low-slung homes, palm tree lined streets, soak in the desert atmosphere. Here’s a sampling in this gallery. Are you ready for a […]

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Palm Springs Home at Dusk

One of countless charming, mid-century modern homes in Palm Springs. I took this photo on my recent visit, while driving through residential neighborhoods, admiring the architecture, dreaming. ~SueBee

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Patch Job

Kat and I visited downtown Los Angeles weekend before last. We got off the northbound 5 freeway at 7th Street, and headed across town via surface streets. We entered an industrial area with graffiti lined walls and fascinating old buildings. Noticing a photo shoot in progress, I pulled over and looked back. My eye was immediately captured by the patch work on the […]

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Catalina’s Famous Casino

(24 Photos) I took a walking tour of the famous Catalina Casino, designed in the Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival styles at a cost of two million dollars, and opened May 29, 1929. The building featured the first movie theater designed for pictures with sound, “talkies”, and the world’s largest circular dance floor. The Casino gets its name […]

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Concert Hall as Sculpture

Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is today’s Foto Fix subject. Taken in the late afternoon with my camera set on dark tones, this amazing display of architecture took on an even more splendid appearance. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee) To our followers: sorry to be absent for the past days. Kat and I moved again, after just three […]

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Reflection Collection, L.A.

(8 photos) Wherever I go, I seek out cool reflections. Light playing on objects and recreating an image is something I find fascinating. While in downtown Los Angeles recently, I captured the ones in this gallery. Personal favorites are the musician playing at USC, wearing those fabulous retro shades (throw-back to my era!), and the bicycle […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, part 3

My recent exploration of the Silver Lake and Angelino Heights districts of Los Angeles, as featured in part 1 and part 2, continues here. Please click on the gallery below and join me as I walk along the streets of Angelino Heights. You’ll see many different architecture styles, quirky features, trucks loaded with equipment for a […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, part 2

Continuing from yesterday’s story, my son and I arrived at Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights, and walked the neighborhood. Getting out of your car is mandatory for the full effect. If you’re like me, exploring all the streets, choosing favorite architecture, pretending the place is your own…. Well, it’s a fascinating place, and even more […]

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Rainbow Palms

During a trip to Palm Springs, I came across a vintage hotel, surrounded by palms, with rainbow colors painted on the building. I absolutely love the style of vintage architecture, tons of color, and unique designs, so I just had to snap a pic of this quirky building! ~Kat (pic by Kat)

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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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“The Doorbell”

Here I am, 10 years old again… Approaching quietly, secretively, one foot placed directly in front of the next to such an extreme that my balance is momentarily thrown off. I take a quick glance back over my shoulder to the whispered snickers of “them”… those cowards, my pals. No! They’re not my friends. How […]

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A Los Angeles that might have been

Grand ideas for a Los Angeles that never came to fruition,  whether for lack of money, support, or the occasional morbid reason, are numerous. I lucked out in viewing the ‘Never Built Los Angeles‘ exhibit at the A + D Museum on Wilshire (across from LACMA) during its final showing last week. I’d never been […]

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Brewery Art Walk – Exploring the Buildings

What could be more enticing than an art walk held in an old brewery? Historical buildings fascinate me, make my imagination run wild. It would be hyperbole (Kat’s favorite word) to call myself a history buff, but I do love old things. I grew up with old things. My parents collected antiques; my dad had […]

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Quirky Buildings

Trying to imagine the architect’s sense of humor when designing some of the odd buildings throughout our area makes me laugh. I visualize his or her facial expression while showing off the drafts to their customers. Is the customer smiling, choking, rolling on the floor laughing? Is it a joke? Promotion gag? Marketing ploy? How […]

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