What A Big Protest Against Donald J. Trump! Believe it or Not, I did Vote For Hillary Rodham Clinton who sadly did Not Win! However, I had to cover this Very Special And/Or Historic Event and so Anthony DeGoede and myself (Howard Paul Shore) arrived to Macarthur Park back on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at around 10:00 a.m. to walk with the crowd, take pictures, mingle, exchange ideas, etc. on What To Do Next? This was probably the largest protest that I have ever attended and so we All walked from Macarthur Park down to the Federal Building Located at: 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 which was 3.2 miles. It was quite a long walk, but well worth it! There were thousands of people bearing thousands of different signs showing their feelings, emotions, opinions, freedoms of speech, etc. from all walks of life and backgrounds as well! We did Not have a sign, but there were more than enough signs to make up for it! Yes, I did take plenty of pictures and enclosed in the attachments, please find several pictures that I have taken for your review and further reference. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Anthony DeGoede Walkers, Protesters, Writers And Promoters /HPS
There are very few places I will insist you visit no matter what the weather - and this is probably my top choice. Great for a rainy day (or the weeks following a sunburn) the Annenberg Space for Photography is a "something to do" that you will go to again and again. Even the most impatient, "I don't like museum" folk (kids, boyfriends, etc) will love this place - and with the new exhibit Beauty CULTure opening this weekend (May 21st) there is something new and absolutely captivating for everyone! Read more about the do's and dont's so you make the most of opening weekend here: http://offthecouchla.blogspot.com/2011/05/annenberg-space-for-photography.html
The bad first: there isn't a lot to "do" at this park except see the roses. The fountain is usually dry thanks to the drought. The sidewalks are in poor shape and in desperate need of repair. It's often full of folks going to the Science Center or an event at the Colosseum. The good: Holy crap the roses. The roses are INCREDIBLE. Thousands of types of roses in thousands of colors - all really well maintained. And there are roses in bloom all year round, thanks to our awesome SoCal weather. It's a beautiful spot in what many think of as a bad part of town. Worth the visit.
Anyone with a child who's into superheroes needs to head up here to visit "The Bat Cave" from the 1960s TV series. We like to park by the playground (a small-but-fun fenced in play area with a tire swing my kids can't get enough of) and after a while, we take the 20-minute hike up to the cave (past the playground, a trail winds up the hill to the right). It's an easy hike for kids, and knowing the bat cave is at the top motivates them to get there.
I've been lap swimming at Glassell Park for quite some time now. I'm happy to report that the pool has been painted and cleaned, so although the locker rooms are still run-down, the pool itself is good for your exercise needs. If I get there early, there's always room to swim and I often see parents with small children in the area cordoned off for open swimming. If you're looking to swim laps at an outdoor pool, this is a good choice.
I am kind of a crazy dog person in that I am crazy about dogs, my dog specifically, not crazy in general. I tell him how handsome he is about thirty two times a day and buy him giant cow bones from the italian market and tell him &quot;Go, claim your ancestry. Gnaw and get that marrow in you so that you may not take notice that you are but a resplendent shadow of your former wolfish splendor.&quot; (He = siberian husky).
l need this badly! I'm a designer, and an architecture teacher & coming to LA for the holidays! Can't wait to leave the cold of Chicago to see the beauty of winter with all the landscapes, terrains, flowers and cool buildings. Look out Pacific Design Center I'm on my way... Barsndall Art Park is one of the best destinations on my trips to LA that I've done in the past.
The upper part of this downtown park has a splash pad for kids (conveniently adjacent to a Starbucks!) Lots of shaded tables and chairs for mom and dad to hang out and watch kids play on hot days. The lower part of the park (near City Hall) has a small enclosed playground with a giant slide my kids enjoy. Convenient walk to Grand Central Market for lunch and close to subway stop.
I would love to love this nearby park, which is quite picturesque. Unfortunately, it still feels a little seedy/unsafe at times. It's not my go-to park to visit with young children, but I do like the small cafe, which is located at the boathouse... great french toast sticks and breakfast grits with poached eggs and tomato chutney.
Whenever I have friends or family coming to visit me in the city, I like to take them to Runyon Canyon Park. Not only we can get a great view of the city from here, but also we can have a decent workout. It is also a great date spot! However, it is not an ideal place for doing meditation.