Thursday, May 20, 2010

Work is just an annoying interruption of my real life....

I'm falling in love with Southern California. The more I explore the history and the neighborhoods the more I become enamored! On Tuesday Noah and I had tickets to the Dodger game (it was Andre Ethier bobblehead giveaway night!) so we decided to go downtown first and explore a little. I have a architecture book of LA that we frequently tote around with us on our adventures. One spot downtown that I really wanted to check out was the Bradbury building built in 1893. Plain on the outside but inside.... Oh wow... mouth hanging open in awe.. Pictures just don't do it justice. The film Bladerunner was filmed here if you want to see it but aren't planning on visiting soon...




Downtown LA is filled with these treasures! A lot are in disrepair but some have been restored by smart people that we thank profusely! Look at this gorgeous building.... It's a theatre in the theatre district (now the sketchy jewelry district) built in 1931.


After our tour of downtown we headed to the "Art District" around 3rd and Alameda to check out this new sausage place called Wurstkuche. All the food was house made: sausages, kraut, buns, mustards, ketchups... Yum, yum! And they have tons of great beer on tap. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the sausage. Only this cute guy...



Next we took a cab to Union Station to get on our free shuttle to Dodger Stadium. We stopped at the bar called Traxx to have a cocktail. Union Station is an amazing place. All sorts of people coming and going; very much an airport feel but with an old school vibe....


Oh joy!!! The anticipation of a ballgame, the gorgeous view from the stadium: downtown, Chavez Ravine, palm trees. I love this place!


We sat in the cheap seats and loved it. We had a great view of the field and we were surrounded by super nice fans and people just out to have a good time. Obviously the weather was nice...
Not only did we score a bobblehead but the Dodgers put on a great game and won!!! Dodger stadium is my Disneyland...



1 comment:

Mama Nomad said...

Dude, Blade Runner is Blake's favey movie...I would have never guessed that LA would make you a baseball and architecture fan! Nice to have something to do to escape the stresses of work. <3