Homeboy Industries is a chance for people who served time time to have a job and learn a new skill by learning how to bake or cook. I had heard about this place from a PBS show I was watching and was thoroughly impressed with the food and operation.
LA's Grand Central Market has gotten a hipster redo recently. The new market has the look and feel of Reading Terminal in Philadelphia. Lots of interesting little little food stores but I like this market a little more because it still has some of the ethnic flair that it had before bit with a mix of hipster foodie goods.
I love me a fine cup of coffee and Valerie Confection serves coffee from an LA roasters Verve enticed me to sit and enjoy. It was a smooth dark roast and it was a nice way to prepare my pallet for all the Market had to offer.
I was not too hungry for lunch but my parents decided to have lunch from Latin America. My dad had a Carne Asada taco and my mom decided to go Salvadorean with chorizo and a cheese and garlic pupusa. Yummy. On our way out I saw G&in and had a nice Americano.
I had been dying to see Angel's Flight in LA but I never quite knew where it was. I had been downtown multiple times before, but just never realized how close it was from all my downtown jaunts.
I love me an urban landscape. The one thin about LA that I love is that there is always something new to see and try. Who can say that LA is not beautiful when the sky is so blue and the sun kisses everything around you.
LA does not get a lot of recognition for its architecture. In fact most people thinks that it's and ugly city, but little by little the LA aesthetic has been revamped and has more thought. A great example of this is the Broad Museum. The building is quite unique and the lines on it are just so damn sexy.
When talking about iconic LA buildings, you can't leave the Disney Concert Hall. The lines on this thing are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. I know it's not a unique build because of the Guggenheim and Modern Art Museum of Bilbao, but it does not take away from the structure.
I'm so glad that city planners have started recognizing the importance of open public spaces. This park is fairly new to LA and it is a space that is meant to bring people together and to beautify and pedestrianize downtown LA making it more 'user friendly.' It's such a cool addition to the city!
Yes, I was born and raised in LA and I have never been to City Hall. Before I come home, I always make sure to make a list of things to see and I had read about the observation deck at city all. Since it was Saturday the building was closed, but I was excited to see this Art Deco masterpiece up close.
LA has such a wide range of things to see. It's hard to fit it in three pictures.