Monday, October 20, 2008

My World Tuesday #1

LOL! Just realized I'm really early on this. It's only Monday. Oh well, this will serve as early notice to get your pics ready to post!

My World Tuesday is a new meme hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy Tom over at Show Your World. I'm glad I had just enough time before running off to jury duty to do this post. This is just a glimpse of a small part of downtown Los Angeles. These pictures are from the area I used to work on Grand Avenue.

This is the building I used to work in, California Plaza tower one. This was taken from the lower plaza area where there is a post office, Starbucks, flower shop, a few places to eat including Panda Express and a wonderful watercourt complete with waterfall and watershow that can be cleared out for a stage on which they have musical entertainment in the summer. Wish I had shots of that area.


This is dancing water fountain that greets you as you walk down the steps to the lower plaza level between the two towers.


This is Disney Concert Hall just a block down the street. When they first built this (and I watched it go up), the building was so shiny they tenants in the apartment building complained about the glare. They had to do something to tone down the shine, I'm just assuming they used some monster brillo pads.


And this the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion directly across the street from the Disney Concert Hall. If you look on the left across the street you can see a part of the sign. This has been the home of the Emmy Awards for many years and hosts many musicals. I saw "The Wiz" there as a kid and I'll always remember the Phantom of The Opera signs hanging for a long time.





33 comments:

kjpweb said...

LOL - It's appreciated. So we know we have at least two entries on the first day! And both of them center on Disney!
Cheers, Klaus

June said...

Some great night shots!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Thanks for this glimpse into your world! It reminds me to try and take more night shots!


p.s. I bet you'll be glad to get that jury duty business out of the way! Hang in there.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Well, I didn't realize you're in LA. I'm sure you'll have TONS to post about. LOL

I look forward to seeing your posts!

kjpweb said...

Just an additional info: Please note for future MyWorld posts, to enter name and country in Mr. Linky, which seems appropriate for a "World" Meme!
Cheers, Klaus

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Wonderful shots, thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

What a beautiful place!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful night shots from your corner of the world :-) Thank you for joining

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've enjoyed your night pictures very much...

ewok1993 said...

Beautiful night shots, this is LA area? See you next week.

Rose said...

I enjoyed your night shots.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Nice pics, I really need to try one of these night shots.

Wren said...

Oh, gosh - I've been there! There was a concert in the middle of the water feature and it was all very confusing but great fun. Two years later my brother moved to LA and works in that same area. Go figure ... but thanks for introducing us to your world.

piedmontperspective said...

Fantastic shots! This is probably as close as I'll ever get to LA. Thank you for sharing your world!

Norm said...

wow! I love the place very wonderful. Thanks for sharing..

Migs CFL fan said...

I absolutely love these night shots. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

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babooshka said...

Enjoable virtaul night walk round your world.

leslie said...

I love these night shots. Doesn't the Chandler Pavilion have fountains outside? If so, I remember taking photos of my two daughters there a long time ago. :D

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks to everyone for your comments. I'm enjoying this meme so much. To reply to some specifics:

Klaus - I guess I wasn't paying attention. Sorry. I'll do better next time. :-)

Wayfaring Wanderer - Yes, I'll be glad when it's over, only because at points we're being put to sleep.

Wren - Yes, that's the water court. It's one thing I miss about not working downtown anymore.

Leslie - Yes, the Chandler has two buildings (I think) and the fountains are between them.

Again, thanks to everyone! :-)

Arija said...

Ah, so we now know you are a night owl. Nice shote up and down the steet.

Mary said...

I love all these night shots! How cool! The lights and colors are so wonderful and enticing. A beautiful world by night.

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

John said...

Lovely night shots!
Thanks for sharing your part.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Very intersting buildings and great night pictures

Rural Writer said...

Great photos. It's neat to see the city at night. So different from my part of the world!

Woody said...

Wow, I wish my nighttime shots could be that good. Awesome Photos!

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful... I've never been to a city bigger than Kansas City... Yours looks like a great place to visit!

Denise BC said...

Hello, friend
Los Angeles is very beautiful and sophisticated, thank you for sharing your workplace.
hugs from Brazil

D Herrod said...

Wow those are amazing. What type of camera do you use?

Carletta said...

Great night shots and...knowing someone who really knows the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion! :)

Jeanne said...

Those are wonderful night shots and I love how you captured the fountains as well.

Jeannelle said...

Wow.....really cool lighting and architecture here! Neat photos and info!

fishing guy said...

T: What wonderful view of the building that you get to see. I'm late getting here but wanted to visit for sure. Neat first post.