365/Day 227

Heatwave! ~~

There’s a heatwave going on in Southern California this weekend. Some areas of L.A., especially the Valleys, are seeing temps between 100F and 108F. Along the coast, temps have been in the mid- to high-80s, making it perfect for enjoying the wonderful beaches of SoCal. And people are flocking to them. Here’s Venice Beach, my favorite.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

This week’s theme seemed hard to respond to at first. But much to my surprise, as I was out photographing the Venice Beach Canals neighborhood, one of the most beautiful and idyllic places in the area, I stumbled upon the creepiest little house I’ve ever seen. I confess I was nervous making these shots. I rushed, fearing someone even creepier would come out with a machete or something to hurt me really bad! So, without further ado, I bring you Creepy.

365/Day 221

Union Station ~~

Los Angeles Union Station is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. It was partially designed by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson, who had also designed Los Angeles City Hall and other landmark Los Angeles buildings. The structure combines Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style, with architectural details such as eight-pointed stars, and even elements of Dutch Colonial Revival architecture. The ceiling in the waiting room has the appearance of wood, but is actually made of steel. Attached to the main building to the south is the station restaurant designed by the famed Southwestern architect Mary Colter. (source: Wikipedia)