Los Angeles: exploring downtown architecture

        

Last May I was in Southern California for a lots of reasons that nicely lined up. For starters, a visit to Death Valley; then the Big Bang Theory series finale viewing party, in Pasadena; then also the Explore JPL event; and then also visiting family. Although the agenda was packed, everything really lined up nicely, and great weather in May made it all so more enjoyable.

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A walk in downtown Los Angeles was one of the best ways to spend a few hours exploring architecture and buildings that I haven’t visited before.

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It was my first time, for example, visiting the Walt Disney Concert Hall. While I had seen the hall in the past, it was only on TV or magazine, so visiting the building was quite a discovery.

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The Hall is absolutely stunning, inside and outside. The surrounding gardens, and the shiny, curvy surfaces, create a very pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, and lend themselves for interesting pictures.

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So, if you have time, I highly recommend a visit. Walking distance from the Walt Disney Hall, there is plenty more that I visited and documented in these picture. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of streets and directions, as I was in very good hands, and all I had to do was walk, and take pictures :-)

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In all the years I have been in California, this was the first time I have been walking and enjoying the views that Los Angeles has to offer.

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While famous for its traffic congestion, Universal Studios and Hollywood, Los Angeles has much more to offer, so I would really encourage you to explore a little more of it.


About Salvatore Ventura

I am a commercial photographer based in Milpitas (CA), serving the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area. Among the photo services I provide are, contemporary and lifestyle portraits, profile headshots, product photography and digital image editing. I enjoy home cooked italian recipes, spanish flan, mexican tacos, and korean kimchi. And occasionally peanut butter on bananas. Have a project for me? Let me hear about it.