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My Los Angeles 80 – Along Ventura Boulevard via Instagram

May 7th, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 80 – Along Ventura Boulevard 

My Los Angeles 80 - Along Ventura Boulevard via Instagram

Walking to an appointment I looked up as I waited at a crosswalk and caught this quintessential Los Angeles scene — blue sky, sharp sun, palm trees and architecture. 


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My Los Angeles 79 – Airplane Over Little Tokyo via Instagram

May 1st, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 79 – Airplane Over Little Tokyo

My Los Angeles 79 - Airplane Over Little Tokyo via Instagram

@gogojosephw and I stopped by Little Tokyo to pick up some of our favorite groceries the other day in the way home from Cal Poly Pomona. 
I turned around and saw this scene and automatically took a picture. There was something about being someplace unique and different while also seeing a plane take folks new and different places that made me stop and think for a moment. This is one of those photos that you have to grab quickly or the moment is gone. 


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Snowflakes in the Garden via Instagram

March 20th, 2019 Comments off

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These snowflakes (leucojum) are a welcome reminder of Spring. I need to plant more of these, hit they also naturalize well in the garden. 
We can’t grow Snowdrops (galanthus) here in Southern California so these similar looking flowers are the next best thing. 

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My Los Angeles 77 – A Soaring Ceiling, Union Station via Instagram

March 10th, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 77 – A Soaring Ceiling, Union Station

There is something special about starting or ending your journey at an exquisitely designed station like this. It makes the entire trip seem grander and more important — even if you are just going from Van Nuys to downtown or changing from the Red Line to the Gold Line or your way somewhere else.
Like many others, I am always struck with the architecture of Union Station and the hustle and bustle to be found there.

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Waiting… via Instagram

March 4th, 2019 Comments off

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Waiting... via Instagram

Waiting…

The family is waiting on a train just like they might have in the ’40s. Union Station is such a throwback but I love that it is the connection point for commuter and national rail and also 2 major subway lines here in Los Angeles. What a great way to keep a grand piece of architecture vibrant and productive.

Like many others, I am always struck with the architecture of Union Station and the hustle and bustle to be found there. 

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My Los Angeles 76 – Union Station at Christmas via Instagram

March 2nd, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 76 - Union Station at Christmas via Instagram

My Los Angeles 76 – Union Station at Christmas

Another place we visited with our Italian family. We were picking up my mother-in-law who was riding in from Fullerton. We walked across to Olvera Street and then headed over to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the annual LA County Holiday Concert. It was a great way to spend their second day in town and Christmas Eve. 

Like many others, I am always struck with the architecture of Union Station and the hustle and bustle to be found there. 

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More people at our table than usual via Instagram

February 26th, 2019 Comments off

More people at our table than usual via Instagram

More people at our table than usual

These days it is usually just Rosanne and me at the dining room table or occasionally 2 friends for dinner. Back in December, though, we hosted 6 members of our Sicilian family and the dining room was almost standing room only. 

This was their first day in town, so we greeted them with the quintessential LA meal of In-n-Out. 😀

Every other meal at home, though, looked more like our Italian meals when visiting them. They might have experienced the US and LA when we went out, but evenings cocooned them in a sense of normal home life. 

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Mary and Francesca Discuss Italian Family History via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 75 – Los Angeles City Hall and Grand Park via Instagram

February 1st, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 75 - Los Angeles City Hall and Grand Park via Instagram

My Los Angeles 75 – Los Angeles City Hall and Grand Park

Looking east towards City Hall in Downtown LA with Grand Park in the foreground. 

Taken from the top floor of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse while on jury duty today. I always make a point of taking photos from this rather unique perspective when I am here. 

City Hall has always been a striking building and was once the tallest building in Los Angeles. I have been at the top of the tower once — where the tall pillars are — and also above that on the observation deck just above. It still offers some great views of LA if you ever get the chance. 

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Tiffany and Company, Beverly Hills, California via Instagram

February 1st, 2019 Comments off

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Tiffany and Company, Beverly Hills, California via Instagram

Tiffany and Company, Beverly Hills, California

An historical name in retail, but not someplace I shop regularly. 

That said, nearly 21 yeas ago, when our son was born, he received a couple of blue Tiffany boxes. These were the first that I had ever seen up close. It was quite a shock. 

One gift was the proverbial “silver spoon” and I must say I never expect my son to be born with a “silver spoon in his mouth.” I always consider us to be a fairly typical midwestern family, but there have been times in our lives when we have skirted the world of money and power. 

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