Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955. Walt Disney wanted to create a fun place for family and friends of all ages. The themes of the park where different when the attraction first opened up. They had Main street, Fantasy Land, Adventure Land, Tomorrow Land, and many more interesting themes. In 2001, the opened up California … [Read more…]

The Pike- Long Beach

The pike is a fun place for people of all ages to hang out. The pike is unique to the city of Long Beach and is one of the city’s most popular attractions. The pike was first founded as an amusement park in 1902. This was the fifth largest amusement park in the United States. … [Read more…]

Balboa Park

by Zoey Ferman On February 10, my sister and I visited Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Some background about this place, it was built in 1868 and it is about 1,200 acres. It has fifteen museums on its premises, fifteen gardens and up to seventeen attractions and venues including the famous San Diego Zoo. … [Read more…]

Ostrich Land USA

I visited Ostrich Land USA on January 20, 2020 on my way to Solvang. During one of the lectures, we briefly discussed the significance of ostriches in Southern California. As a result, I thought that bringing up this fun and interesting experience, which involved feeding and learning about these birds would be perfect. Ostriches are … [Read more…]

Belmont Olympic Pool

When I was younger, I was on a competitive swim team that practiced at 5am every day at the old Belmont Olympic Pool in Long Beach. This was a popular location because it was one of the few long course pools in the area, and with long course season coming around annually many swimmers needed … [Read more…]

Blue Line – Compton Station

On January 24 around 5:45PM, I took the Blue Metroline to go home. I used this metroline almost every weekend last year and always saw the art on the upper part of the Compton Station signs (see pictures below). With this assignment in mind, I decided to take a piece of art I’ve pasted by … [Read more…]

Now by Piotr Kowalski

For the past year and a half, I have constantly passed by this sculpture wondering not only who put it there, but also what on Earth it was supposed to be. This semester I pass by this sculpture twice every Monday and Wednesday on my way to and from classes. It always catches my eye … [Read more…]

Bradbury Building

On February 8th, my friend and I had a chance to visit the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, California. Some background about this building is the oldest commercial building in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Conservancy, 2020). It was built in 1893 by Lewis Bradbury, who was a mining and real estate millionaire during that time … [Read more…]

Griffith Observatory

Last week, on February 7th, 2020, at 1:00 P.M., I was able to visit the Griffith Observatory attraction in Los Angeles, California. I was able to view the many scientific and astronomical displays in the facility, and was especially mesmerized by the Planetarium show. When I arrived on site, as I climbed the great hill … [Read more…]

Old Mission Santa Barbara

I had the chance to visit Old Mission Santa Barbara on January 20, 2020 on my way to Solvang. This was my first time visiting a mission. It was an interesting experience, and I learned quite a few interesting facts that provided me with better insight of its history. This mission was officially established on … [Read more…]