January 20, 2020

THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

  
The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003. Bounded by Hope Street, Grand Avenue, and 1st and 2nd Streets, it seats 2,265 people and serves, among other purposes, as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a world class center for the musical arts and performances. Visitors are amazed at the first sight of The Hall architecture and design both from interior and exterior. The acoustics and performances are also top notch. The concert hall houses an organ that is connected to the stage pipes. What a wonderful harmony with the orchestras ! It is truly marvelous and iconic structure in the heart of DTLA which has become a one of the major Los Angeles Attractions. Like many other Frank Gehry architectural creations, this building is an architectural masterpiece. 

Address: 221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 232-6200

THE BROAD MUSEUM

The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles. The museum is named for philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, who financed the $140 million building which houses the Broad art collections. The museum offers free general admission to its permanent collection galleries. It opened on September 20, 2015.Since 2008, Eli and Edythe Broad and the Broad Art Foundation had been considering different sites for a museum for the art collection. In November 2008, the news surfaced that Eli Broad had approached Beverly Hills about building his museum at the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. In January 2010, he revealed that he was considering a 10-acre parcel on the campus of West Los Angeles College in Culver City.Meanwhile, in March 2010, the Santa Monica City Council approved an agreement in principle to lease the city-owned 2.5-acre parcel next to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium to Eli Broad for $1 a year for 99 years while also contributing $1 million toward design costs. Broad would have paid the rest, an estimated $50 million to $70 million.
In August 2010, Eli Broad announced formally that he would build a museum in Downtown Los Angeles. He agreed to pay $7.7 million for a 99-year lease. Officially characterized as a grant, the money subsidized affordable-housing units at The Emerson, a high-rise residential tower next to the museum.The agreement also includes an $8.5-million government share of the cost of the museum's outdoor plaza and government payments of up to $30 million to reimburse Broad for building the museum's underground parking garage. Under that buy-back provision, the garage eventually will be government-owned.
In an invited architectural competition for the project in 2010, six architects were asked to present preliminary designs. They included Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture; Swiss pair Herzog & de Meuron; Christian de Portzamparc from Paris; Japanese duo Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA; and Diller Scofidio + Renfro from New York. Diller Scofidio + Renfro were eventually chosen to design the approximately 120,000-square-foot museum, which includes exhibition space, offices and a parking garage.
In February 2015, Eli and Edythe Broad hosted a public preview of the new building, attracting some 3,500 visitors.
The museum was opened by the Broads on September 20, 2015.Celebrities in attendance included Bill Clinton, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Perry, Heidi Klum, and Larry King, among others.


Address: 221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 232-6200


January 13, 2019

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple

Los Angeles Attractions and Sightseeing
The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu temple and cultural center located in the City of Chino Hills, in southwestern San Bernardino County of southern California.The Temple is an architectural marvel and traditional house of worship designed to last 1,000 years.The exterior of the Chino Hills Mandir is constructed of intricately hand-carved Indian pinkstone, while the interior walls are made from hand-carved Italian Carrara marble. The pieces were carved by hand in India, and then were transported to Chino Hills.The Mandir consists of two five pinnacles, four balconies, two large domes, 122 pillars and 129 archways.The large assembly hall ,designed with teak wood carving, uses natural light to reduce energy consumption. Its a wonderful place of worship where visitors can spend a few hours to memorize over tranquil and magical grounds.

Address: 15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd
Chino Hills, CA 91709
Phone: (909) 614-5000

January 10, 2018

Los Angeles Chinatown

Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles,California was founded as commercial center for Asian businesses in Central Los Angeles in 1938. The neighborhood is renowned for various mouth watering Asian restaurants. One can also find unique shops and art galleries.Many movies have been filmed in the area.Pagoda-style buildings with red lanterns present traditional Chinese restaurants. Taoist Thien Hau Temple is a great example of Chinese architecture. Tourist flock from around the world to experience vibrant, authentic Chinese culture . Well established restaurants ,shops, boutiques attract people of all ages. There are a lot of festivals and events going throughout the year. The recent years have brought new businesses to the area and attracted many young startups. Hip new eateries in Chinatown have brought revival to the area. The town is served by Chinatown Metro Gold Line Station.


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December 19, 2012

Sierra Madre Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center



Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center is located in scenic Sierra Madre CA. Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountain the grounds are breathtaking and peaceful. The Temple location and scenery are stunning. The retreat center, inspirational and uplifting, with its beautiful tranquil gardens is a real treasure of Sierra Madre.






700 N Sunnyside Ave, 
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Phone: (626) 355-7188


July 5, 2012

King Gillette Ranch

Los Angeles Attractions and Sightseeing
King Gillette Ranch is situated on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas.
The site is one of the most scenic places in the Santa Monica Mountains
that offers stunning views, natural landscapes and abundant wildlife. Gillette’s historic Spanish Colonial Revival style mansion features a unique architecture that makes the building quite a sight to behold. It was the property of Razor baron King Gillette who bought the property in 1926.



26800 West Mulholland Highway
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818)878-0866 x228


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