Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Few Los Angeles Street Scenes, April 2012

The entrance to Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard.

 A junk store, above, sells old movie props.
Below, families celebrate Easter in a city park.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

LACMA is a fantastic museum to visit.

 Tony Smith's Smoke, above.
 Ellsworth Kelly prints from the River Series

 Richard Serra doing what he does.  The amazing thing is that this massive sculpture is inside!

 German Expressionist above.  "Apocalyptic Landscape" by Ludwig Meidner, 1913, presages the horrors of World War I.
Creative landscaping and architecture of the museum below.

Hike Catalina Island, off the coast of Los Angeles

Catalina (Santa Catalina) Island lies about 20 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.
It is the third largest of the Channel Islands.
It is 22 x 8 miles and has a population of about 4,000 people in two towns.
There is easy ferry service from Long Beach.
The Trans-Catalina Trail is about 37 miles long.
Here is a link to the Catalina Island Conservancy.

Alan above and Cyane below.
Hiking buddy Chase from Portland and other hiking friends below.

Alan on the Trans-Catalina Trail

Different Blues of Sea and Sky on Catalina Island

Some Friends, Unger Family

These shots were taken after the memorial ceremony for Allan M. Unger, 1925 - 2012.
Here is a link to notices at

Screening of Restored 1927 Movie at Art Deco Theater

The 1927 film "Napolean" by Abel Gance has been restored by Kevin Brownlow and was shown in the Paramount Theater in Oakland, CA.  It was over 5 hours long, accompanied by the Oakland Symphony and was an exciting event.  To see the Wikipedia entry on Napolean.

San Francisco Scenes, March 2012

 Landscaping in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, above.  Note vertical garden and fish tank.
This area is right next to the Presidio Park and has great views, below. 

Even in high-tech Silicon Valley, reading up on old-fashioned networking is still useful, below.