Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made and destroyed, where underground culture blends with glamorous stardom, but most importantly, where skies are infinite and sunsets pure psychedelia. In this post we go more earthly and walk across some landmarks of L.A. metropolitan area: Downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice. Walk with us with our eyes fixed on the sky and our feet stomping the concrete pavement or the soft golden sand.
This city is for citizens!
The Broad, a brand new museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, brings more contemporary art exhibits to the already vast art panorama of the city. State of the art building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gentler which hosts an important collection containing pieces by Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Joseph Beuys, Barbara Kruger or Keith Haring among others. Worth visiting if you are in Grand Ave, Downtown L.A. and want to get immersed in this universe of colors and shapes.
Jeff Koons – Tulips, 1995-2004
Jeff Koons – Balloon Dog (Blue), 1994-2000
Takashi Murakami – Detail from In the land the dead, stepping on the tail of a rainbow, 2014
Another downtown landmark is the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry.
When the night comes all the city ignites, creating a cosmic map of neon, lightbulbs and cars which you can specially enjoy from the Griffith Observatory on top of the Griffith park.
Hollywood, the heart of the 50’s golden era of cinema. Get away from the madding crowd of Hollywood Blvd. and head up the hills to the sign, admire the views and feel the city of angels at your feet.
Santa Monica with its famous pier and the freak atmosphere in Venice, both beach spots worth walking through. Absorbing the pacific air, the beach culture and the beautiful decadence of its buildings.