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Norton Simon Museum

Norton Simon Museum

Yesterday, my friend Mayra and I went to check out the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. It was my first time visiting and I really wanted to go because it was featuring an 1889 self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. I saw an advertisement for … Continue reading

DTLA Tour (Part 3) – Bradbury Building

DTLA Tour (Part 3) – Bradbury Building

A couple blocks southwest of El Pueblo de Los Angeles is the Bradbury Building, featured in several films including Blade Runner and 500 Days of Summer. The building was owned by mining millionaire Louis Bradley, who wanted to create something that would stand to his testament. Bradley first hired architect Sumner Hunt to work out … Continue reading

DTLA Tour (Part 1) – Union Station

DTLA Tour (Part 1) – Union Station

Every time I go around exploring Downtown LA, I learn a little bit more about the history of the city and its people. That happened on a much larger scale this past Saturday thanks to an extra credit field trip designed by my cultural geography professor. Along with fifteen other folks from my class, we … Continue reading

The Griffith Observatory

The Griffith Observatory

Last Saturday, some of my friends and I hiked up to the Griffith Observatory. We didn’t explore inside at all and even though I’ve been in the building multiple times in the past few years, I wanted to go back eventually. That chance actually materialized yesterday, when Harold, Rona, and I went to the observatory … Continue reading

Hiking to the Griffith Observatory

Hiking to the Griffith Observatory

I’ve probably been to the Griffith Observatory five or six times already, but this was the first time that I hiked up to reach the museum and it was really nice trip. I can understand why the hike has a four-and-a-half-star rating on Yelp because it provides some amazing views of both the natural environment … Continue reading