Thursday, May 31, 2012

A few snapshots from the last couple of days in LA:

722 N. Hayward Ave. Hollywood.
The entryway of the Eastern Columbia Building. DTLA.
Tropical. Arts District.
Mural in the Arts District. Mateo/7th St.
El Mac/Retna mural. Pico Blvd.
A pink Dingbat. Wilshire Vista.
Another pink Dingbat. Hollywood.
Brunch. Square One Dining. East Hollywood.
Downtown, as seen from the Baldwin Hills.
The always ominous-looking Scientology HQ. Hollywood.
Erin and Corey, playing tourist in Hollywood, while on a visit from Philly.
El Conquistador interior. Silverlake.
Door details. Mateo Street, Arts District.
Glasses. Broadway. DTLA.
The Neo-Gothic facade of the future Ace Hotel. DTLA.

The MidWasteland, Part II

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Door entryway along Logan Boulevard. Logan Square.
A house adorned with swastikas along its cornice.
The Logan Square station on the CTA Blue Line.
The friendly barista at Star Lounge Café. East Humbolt Park.
Bánh mì.. Uptown.
The Uptown Theater. Uptown.
A canyon of skyscrapers along the Chicago River. 
The best pad-thai I have eaten. Aroy Thai, Lincoln Square.
A chewbacca house. Logan Square.
Central Camera's classy vintage sign. Wabash Ave, The Loop.
La Colombe's wonderful interior. West Loop.
The award-winning Aqua Tower. Loop.
A refrigerated warehouse. West Loop/Fulton Market.
Silje. The Loop.
The quintessentially Modernist Marina City apartments.

LA + Summer + Instagram

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The High-Modernist Theme Building, a familiar sight at LAX.
Relaxin'. Handsome Brothers Coffee, Arts District.
Parked out front. Picfair Village.
Invader + Art-Deco. Hollywood Blvd.
Dingbat. Orange Grove Ave, Wilshire Vista.
Mother's Day Brunch at Bottega Louie. DTLA.
The Los Angeles Theater. DTLA.
Amoeba Records. Hollywood.
The Umami Burger, Umami Burger. Hollywood.
Deco-y. Beverly Hills.
Chillin'. Wilshire Vista.
Contemporary on Abbot Kinney. Venice.
Breakfast with Buddy and Silje. Le Maison du Pain.
Cavemen. CoffeeBar, DTLA
Tacos de camarones. Mariscos Jalisco, Boyle Heights.
An illuminated Space 1520. Hollywood.
No laptops here. Paper or Plastik.

Three days in the MidWasteland

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Aragon Ballroom in Uptown, where President Obama held his 50th birthday last year.
Looking north towards the Trump Tower, from the Wabash Elevated.
Mies' Crown Hall at IIT.
Looking east towards the Loop skyline from the Kedzie station on the Green Line.
The praise-worthy Spicy Italian sandwich at Bari's Deli, located on the city's Near West Side.
Doggie sunglasses on Grand Ave.
Roosevelt University's new, sleek elevated campus high-rise.
A wonderfully-detailed Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the - surprise - Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
The Legacy condominium tower in the Loop.
A soulful, 1970's vibe along Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. in Bronzeville.
Tidy homes in the Ukrainian Village.
The glorious, high-Brutalist Prentice Women's Hospital
Cool. Logan Square