Friday, August 13, 2010

Velaslavasay Panorama - Moving images

Inside the outsider's Los Angeles lies the
Velaslavasay Panorama Society.

The evening provided moving painted images on a large scroll narrated from the 1900's and the gold rush - a pivotal time in California History.

This is not any night of a retelling of history, but a track back to history in the day of the slowly moving imagery, hand-turned and tales spun.

Cool, right?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Facelifts - The Encounter/LAX and Santa Monica Place

LA is ever keeping up appearances.

The space age restaurant at LAX called the Encounter got a refurbish.....looks pretty spacy, right?

And look at what has arrived in Santa Monica - super high end shopping.

It started with views......and an open feel to it...

Completely drenched in mannequins who are oddly ganged into sectional standing areas.

They serve to applaud the ability of all of us to adorn ourselves and pose happily with ourselves in our shopping spots.

Surely there is more of a reason for them to loiter around the mall, but
I think they just are a bunch of wanna be's, in a carefree Bloomingdale's world.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Twilght Dance series - Rickie Lee Jones

Off to another fantastic concert at the Santa Monica pier - Rickie Lee Jones did not disappoint.

Darth Vader and friends

My friend Suzanna is a perennial pier goer and I imagined this wacky shot taken by Justin.... must give credit where it's due.