Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 39: A day off? I went to L.A.

Super student, Tyler gave me a birthday gift last December. 
He said pick any gallery, any restaurant for a day out together. 
Due to busy schedules, today was that day.

Meet Tyler,  21,  my student since age 10,  and about 
to graduate from UC Santa Cruz with a very bright future.

a fabulous destination.  Then we walked.


On to MOCA,  Museum of Contemporary Art, 
to see the Panza Collection.
Outside was a huge cantilevered sculpture of found parts.

We spent some time in the reading room in Eames chairs.

 I love paper, journals & notebooks.
Museum bookstores are the best.
Tyler bought me a converted old book/journal! Love it!

Original book cover

Original fly pages

Plain pages
as well as original pages

After lunch at Olvera Street,  we walked to 
in Little Tokyo.

Huge white orbs were suspended outside the Geffen.

We walked back under the tracks and through 
the beautiful  Union Station,  home to Amtrak and 
Metro-link lines. It opened in 1939 with opulent design, 
and is known as "Last of the Great Railway Stations".

Last stop at the Disney, before joining the parade on 
the 101,  5,  710,  91 and back to the 5 freeways.
I love L.A. and Tyler.

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