Archive for Architecture

History and Grandeur meet in Pasadena at the City Hall

Jul 24, 2009 by Lisa Newton

As I entered the Pasadena Civic Center, it felt like I had just entered into a bygone era of worlds, cities, and architecture, all combined. Although Pasadena is relatively new compared to the Classical and [...]

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Relaxing at Plaza Las Fuentes in Pasadena

Jul 21, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Currently all the rage, as made popular by Facebook and Twitter, short phrases which complete the idiom “Travelin’ Local is,” are all too common, vernacular, and often times lose the entire context.
However on this previous [...]

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Union Station – The Hub of Transport

Jun 14, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Many times while traveling, your trip is made a bit longer and more difficult because you have to wait at a strange and distant airport, hotel, or new location.
Most of us, tired from our trips, [...]

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A Garden Tour of Malibu’s Adamson House

May 22, 2009 by Lisa Newton

The Adamson House, in Malibu, is very much a part of our past, present, and future. Its folklore lays both a physical foundation, and a symbolic one that is ever omnipresent. Its architecture, owners’ history, [...]

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City Center Rocks Los Angeles

Apr 17, 2009

What was once only a dream not too long ago is now reshaping downtown Los Angeles–culturally, physically, musically, economically, and communally.
On May 15th, 2002, the LA City Council established the City Center Redevelopment Project Area, [...]

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Pershing Square is the Place to be

Mar 31, 2009

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Pershing Square has a long and rich history dating back to 1866.
Its last redesign was in 1994, led by the famed architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect, [...]

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Palm Trees, a Famous Bakery, and Mexican Food

Feb 27, 2009

First opening in 1931, family-owned and -operated Helms Bakery supplied local residents with its fresh-baked bread delivered “Daily at Your Door” (the Helms motto) for over 40 years. Even though the bakery is no longer [...]

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Architecture as Art

Feb 26, 2009

Culver City, a small city within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, has successfully initiated a program that is designed to give architects a place to show off their innovative and creative work. It’s called [...]

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A Study in Black and White

Jan 17, 2009

I love black and white photographs. The contrasts between the colors and the shades of grey draw me into the lair of the subject. As a matter of fact, the winner of the Digital Photography [...]

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