Walking Tour With MixBook & Discover L.A. | #BlogHer16

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My mom and I hit the #BlogHer16 ground running or should I say walking, lol.  We joined Mixbook and Discover L.A. for a photography tour of downtown Los Angeles.  Mixbook is a free online service for creating and sharing the world’s most customizable photo books, cards and calendars so who better to explore L.A. with?!  L.A. tourism board, Discover L.A., was try to make sure we hit all the best spots.  Kyle Huber was there to make sure we got our spots from the prefect angle.

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We walked roughy a 3 mile strench of downtown L.A.  We saw from great street art and learned a lot about L.A.’s city rules and it relates to art.

 

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We then continued  our tour focusing on theaters that have help make L.A.  the entertainment town it currently is.

We walked roughy a 3 mile stretch of downtown L.A.

Next up was a historic restaurant in a renovated, mutlilevel space featuring American fare & cocktails called Clifton’s.  It’s the world’s largest public cafeteria and California’s lone survivor from the Golden Age of Cafeterias, is the culmination of five generations of dining innovation.  

 

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The Last Book Store is a most see when in downtown L.A.

                

We also went to architectural landmark Bradbury Building located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street.  The building was commissioned by Los Angeles gold-mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury and constructed by draftsman George Wyman from the original design by Sumner Hunt.  It appears in many works of fiction and has been the site of many movie like Blade Runner and television shoots and music videos.  Part of Janet Jackson‘s 1989 film short Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was shoot there as well. 

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After viewing the Brandy building we has lunch at the Grand Central Market.   Grand Central Market has been serving DTLA since 1917.  This amazing place with amazing food has always reflected the changing population of downtown, and in the 1920s our ninety-plus vendors included multiple green grocers, fishmongers, Jewish delis, and butchers, as well as stalls for dry goods, baked goods, flowers, coffee, cheese, notions—and even one vendor who sold nothing but eggs. DTLA has been evolving ever since, and the Market has continued to evolve with it.

In 1984, downtown visionary Ira Yellin, a successful developer with an academic interest in urban planning and historical preservation, bought Grand Central Market and adjacent properties including the Million Dollar Theater, as well as the landmark Bradbury Building across the street.

 

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After our delicious lunch we  resumed our tour at Grand Park and then to Walt Disney Concert Hall.  The stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the 3.6-acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra.  It found it’s home due to the vision and generosity of Lillian Disney, the Disney family, and many other individual and corporate donors, Los Angeles enjoys the music of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and visiting artists and orchestras from around the world.

Mom and I turned in our walking radios and went to rested our feet.  The tour was great.  I learned a lot about L.A. and it’s history.

Thank you Mixbook & Discover L.A. for having us as your guest.

             

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