I’ve always really liked this building. This was originally Hollywood First National Bank, built in 1927, at 6777 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California. The architects were Meyer and Holler who also designed the Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre and Culver Studios, among others. From 1927 to 1932, it was Los Angeles’ tallest building, and is one of only a handful of buildings in the city with gargoyles. Today, it sits empty at one of the most famous intersections in the city, a ghost of what once was in Hollywood.
For those who have seen them before, these are the unmistakable Watts Towers in South-Central Los Angeles, California. For those that haven’t, they are often different from what you picture in your head. It took Simon Rodia 33 years to build this masterpiece of outsider art using concrete and other people’s junk (what he called ‘found items’). It really is a special place to visit.
This is the Balloon Bust in Pacific Park in Santa Monica, California. I just liked the colors!
I just love neon lights. This is the entrance to Pacific Park in Santa Monica, California.
This is the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier in California right at dusk.
This is the sun just before it dips below the horizon. I took this from the Santa Monica Pier in California. Sunset is still my favorite time of day.