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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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My Los Angeles 74 – Downtown Los Angeles via Instagram

February 1st, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 74 - Downtown Los Angeles via Instagram

My Los Angeles 74 – Downtown Los Angeles

A view up Grand Avenue with the Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad 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. The Music Center is nearby too but the entire plaza is closed off for new construction. 

I tend to stay in for lunch in order to avoid another trip through security and at least the views are nice. 

Not my favorite way to spend a day or 2, but it is a civic duty we should all do. You would want someone to do the same for you should you ever need it. 

It is also important to see the “real world” of jurisprudence and not only the distorted view that television shows us. 

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Going Metro Today! via Instagram

January 23rd, 2019 Comments off

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Going Metro Today! via Instagram

Going Metro Today!

While I am riding the bus today out of necessity — the car is in the shop — after using public transit to get around cities like London and Milan, I know there are unique advantages.

Since you don’t have to focus on driving, you notice more along your way — even when traveling in your own neighborhood. Perhaps you spot a new restaurant you want to try or a new shop.

You also get to know your fellow citizens more. The conversations I have on the bus vary widely, but they give you a better and deeper understanding of those who share this time and place with you.

If you have visitors in town, it helps to know how the metro system works so you can give them advice. It might prevent you from having to take them everywhere by car and all the complications of traffic and parking.

Finally, and most importantly for me, I get a little more exercise than I might otherwise. Since I typically have to walk from my house to the bus stop and then from my final stop to my destination traveling by bus provides a little, forced exercise. It is never too much, but just enough to get me moving and helping to fill the activity rings on my iPhone. 😀

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Hollywood Roosevelt Christmas Decorations via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 73 – Union Station via Instagram

January 14th, 2019 Comments off

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My Los Angeles 73 - Union Station via Instagram

My Los Angeles 73 – Union Station

Taking the Sicilian family to pick up Nonna on Christmas Eve before the LA County Holiday Concert at the Music Center. 

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Joseph (@gogojosephw) grills us up some fine Korean BBQ via Instagram

October 27th, 2018 Comments off

New radio tracking collars donated by Friends of the Island Fox via Instagram

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My Los Angeles 72 – Alex Theatre Facade — Follow Me On Instagram!

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Taking their Hollywood Photos! via My Instagram

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Taking their Hollywood Photos! via My Instagram

Taking their Hollywood Photos!

Everybody wants to get a view and a photo. 

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The Hollywood Sign is Over There! — via My Instagram

August 1st, 2018 Comments off

The Hollywood Sign is Over There! -- via My Instagram

The Hollywood Sign is Over There!

Everybody wants to get a view and a photo. 

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