Thursday, October 27, 2011

Art in architecture…


Greg and I both enjoy architecture.  It’s one of those things we have in common.  To me great architecture is as much an art form as a great painting or sculpture.  So when we decided to go to Los Angeles, we knew we wanted to take some time for doing an architecture tour.  Well, the Frommer’s guide book I picked up had a suggested architecture tour all marked out and we spent our first day in LA following it.
 Why reinvent the wheel??

Because it would take too much writing here to describe each of the places we visited, I will put a link in for each place so you can find out more about them if you want.  Just click on the names.
 
We started at The Gamble House in beautiful Pasadena, went on to Union Station, then on to the Bradbury Building (my personal favorite and one of the sets of one of my favorite movies “Blade Runner”) and finally on to the Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry.  We also went up to Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Hollyhock House,” but it was closed by the time we got there.  However, up on that hill were fantastic views and we got our first glimpse of the famous HOLLYWOOD sign.  So here you go…

The Gamble House designed by Charles & Henry Greene

No inside photos were allowed at the Gamble House.  This is a glimpse at the back yard.

Union Station, Los Angeles

Ticket counters inside Union Station

Inside the Bradbury Building.  What great iron work!!


The Walt Disney Concert Hall


Hooray for Hollywood!  I was glad I had my long lens with me.

Taken from the Hollyhock House.  A bit of a fog in the air.

7 comments:

Judy said...

Such beautiful buildings...If you ever get to the Midwest you'll have to go and see the Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin...http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/

TexWisGirl said...

you always take such great shots!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the comment and follow. I'm on-board here too.

Debbie said...

beautiful perspective on all of these....you have a gift!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

those are such impressive buildings and shots!

and thanks so much for the follow. i'm following right back!
i love your photography.

have a great day!
betty

karen said...

such stunning buildings. My son recently visited LA and I am pretty sure he wouldn't have seen any of those ''interesting'' places but he did go to the Hollywood sign. Apparently it's compulsory!

magda said...

Amazing photos and buildings!!!
Very nice place!!!
Many kisses