Chicken Boy

Last weekend, I went on an adventure around the highland park area with some friends to find some weird and interesting sculptures or buildings when I spotted a marvelous statue of a half man half chicken. It was beautiful. Standing on top of a building was this giant man with a chicken head holding a … [Read more…]

Rancho Los Alamitos

This past Saturday I traveled to a hidden gem nestled inside the Bixby Hill Manor Apartments: Rancho Los Alamitos. This slice of land among the suburban houses represents the connection between greater Los Angeles and it’s Spanish/Mexican roots. Rancho Los Alamitos was originally much than the small amount of land it encompasses today. The original … [Read more…]

The Grove

Immediately after I stepped off the elevator the large crowd pushed me down the walkway and led me all the way to the grand water installation which was playing old music. The buildings themselves all had intricate designs, after learning more about the Grove I also began disliking it. It was evident that the extravagant … [Read more…]

Hollywood Walk of Fame

In the early stages of development, California’s four main industries were citrus, oil, water, and eventually film. Today, one of those industries still has a large visible presence in the city of Los Angeles, the film industry. Since 1960, one could no longer stroll down Hollywood Boulevard without noticing the impact of this industry, for … [Read more…]

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School

The west side of Long Beach is (depending on your perspective) what most people would call “ghetto;” it’s definitely not the most affluent area in the city, but it’s also most definitely not the most run down. Cabrillo High School is an interesting landmark in the west because it is a representation of both sides … [Read more…]

The Getty Center

 I visited the Getty Center recently with my friends. The J. Paul Getty Museum is actually comprised of two locations – the Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The Getty Center offers a gallery of art ranging from pre-renaissance to contemporary pieces. Located in Brentwood, California, it is a tourist attraction that allows Los Angeles visitors … [Read more…]

Santa Monica, CA

This weekend on February 27th, I went to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA, which is infamous for its shopping. Though, the shopping experience is not what I took from this trip. I observed and noticed the atmosphere around me. It is a very busy and noisy place with constant flow of foot traffic, … [Read more…]