Friday, February 20, 2015

How To Kill Two Birds

Pasadena -- Two weeks ago, a neighbor knocked on our door with a petition in hand. They were looking for participants in helping eliminate the incessant barking from another neighbor's dogs by getting the police involved. Although the barking is annoying, my wife had a better solution.

Our neighbors with the dogs don't have time during the day to walk their two, restless dogs. So, rather than the police removing the dogs, my son approached the neighbors and asked if he could walk their dogs everyday after school for a fair price. So now he spends 30 minutes a day, helping the dogs walk off their "barking."

The dogs are happy, the neighbors with the dogs are really happy, and my son is..., well happily employed.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines in LB

Long Beach -- Two lovers overlooking the downtown Los Angeles skyline.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Best Sandwiches in Town

Watts -- There's not much of a market left, but in it's day, I would have loved to tried "the best sandwich in town."

Old buildings along the 20-mile stretch of the Alameda Corridor have a special charm to them. Classic signs like this especially need to be preserved on film, or at least on Daily Photo LA.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Car's Got Legs

Baldwin Park -- Creative car cover

Monday, January 26, 2015

Inside LA's Historic Broadway Theatres

Downtown Los Angeles -- When I think of Broadway, I think New York and the Broadway shows. But LA has it's own Broadway. At one time, it was the entertainment hub of Los Angeles. Vaudeville, silent movies and eventually the "talkies," Broadway was home to more than ten movie houses built between 1910 and 1931.

A few weeks back, a few of us signed up for the Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour through the Los Angeles Conservancy.

For $10, the two-hour-plus tour took us down Broadway where we explored breath-taking architecture, saw hidden treasures most never see and even took in some scandalous, Hollywood gossip from the 1920s; it was worth every dime.

Inside the Orpheum Theatre
Ann Hobbs (pictured above) was our fun and informative docent. She lead a group of about ten people in an exploration of LA's rich history on Broadway. We were even joined by English actor, Simon Jones of Monte Python and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fame.

Since this is a historical post, I decided to display the out of doors shots in black and white. But once inside some of the theaters, I made the decision to use full color. You will understand once you see what's inside. I also included a few street photo shots just for fun. Click here and enjoy...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Fam

Pasadena, CA -- We are family.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

She Sings


Our Dog, Andy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Running in the Rain

Los Angeles -- Runners enjoy a steady stream of rain water along the LA River.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Clear View of The City

Los Angeles -- Another day of rain measuring over 2-1/2 inches. That doesn't seem like much but it is making a dent in our drought.

The city of Vernon is an industrial part of Los Angeles. For the most part, Vernon and the surrounding area is not considered much of a tourist's destination, but after a good downpour, somehow, the buildings seem to pop and come alive. I especially appreciate the background icons; centered, is the Hollywood sign, and just to the left is LA City Hall.


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