Broadway Theatre District
Los Angeles' own "Broadway" street is now a mishmash of mostly Latino-owned clothing shops, music stores, and places that sell, well, junk.
However, in its heyday, Broadway was a vibrant movie and live theatre district. The theatres still stand, though most are not used for their original purpose.
Still, it is a wonderful trip down the street (look UP), viewing all the lovely facades. There are 12 major theatres along the road from 3rd - 9th street.
One theatre that does still host live plays, music, and more, is the Orpheum, between 8th & 9th. It has a fantastic lighted sign that is so cool to see at night. Check it out--something interesting may be playing while you're visiting.
Also, the Los Angeles Conservancy (www.laconservancy.org) hosts a very popular program called "Last Remaining Seats", for which they open a few of the movie palaces for screenings of old movies, just a few nights per year. It's worth looking into.
Check out my travelogue featuring some of the beautiful buildings of broadway, and another of downtown.
You should see all the sun...
You should see all the sun there and the live. And if you have chance, you can see a lot of beautiful car like Porsche, Lamborghini... I don't have a best memory there because i'm just stayed there 3 days, but only to feel the sun in your skin it's so cool..
Picture is TV Star Gearge...
Picture is TV Star Gearge Pappard. He played Hanibal the leader of the Ateam. He passed away not to long ago. This was at ATeam Stunt Show at Universal Studios Hollywood. He was in the crowd watching the Stunt show.
La Brea Tar Pits
Visit La Brea Tar Pits and learn about the early years of Los Angeles. Discovering these ancient tar pits in the center of a city such as Los Angeles is quite surprising.
The Page Museum at the La Brea Tarpits offers a variety of educational expreriences as well as a visual example how the tarpits--which actually are asphalt pits--trapped birds animals and insects from the Ice Age, more than 10,000 to 40,000 years ago. Mammoths, Saber tooth tigers, even dinosaurs have been found in the excavations that began in 1908 and are continuing today.
5801 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA.
Phone: (323) 934-7243
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
The Freeway Chickens
One day, in the late 1970's, a poultry truck rolled over on the 101 Freeway, heading downtown, and dozens of chickens ran free. Legend has it, that these plucky little critters survived and have set up home and family in the overgrown center median. LA Times writer Steve Harvey, regularly reports Freeway Chicken "sightings" in his column. Some insist they've spotted them off the 10 Freeway; that the birds are migrating East. Commuters have been known to toss muffins and bagels into the median, treating the traffic-trapped chickens to a healthy meal. I've yet to spot one, but I always keep one eye on the brush as I crawl South on the 101.