Friday, September 21, 2012

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Endeavour

Los Angeles welcomed the Endeavour today and as a special treat, we could watch it sweep through our fair city.

Somewhere between it's launch today and noon, Angelinos were out in force to get a gander at the piggy-backed Endeavour.


Leave it up to JPL to get the runnings for a cool spaceship

now grounded with us!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A rumble in the Venice jungle

Police presence should not surprise anyone in Venice Beach - a place where the homeless hang and nefarious trades are made.

Vendors line the streets ready to sell or just hang their flag.

You may need a quick shower but that is for paying customers.

Anywhere you go, art is exploding off the walls - like these amazing, funny murals I saw.

Then at 20 Westminster St, I saw this vampirish, baroque looking house called "El Bordello de Alexandra," and I don't know if they have paying customers....but it looks forboding doesn't it?
The history of Venice Beach goes back to the developing of Venice Beach by Abbott Kinney some 100 years ago. Today it has the feel of amusement, and a scarier, fringe element.

Well worth a check out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Main Street Farmer's Market

 A fun Sunday is in store when you go to the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

There is sweet petting zoo and pony rides.

and even a balloon man adding to the festivities.

Here the band which got many foot a stompin' and hands a clappin' -  Masanga Marimbas

But I was intrigued when the NBC Today show arrived and started filming the organic tomatoes.

There's a rumor out there that they are not worth the hefty price - organics that is....and from what I read the organic movement is saying that a bunch of quack scientists are making this up.

Oh, well....people will buy what they will, and come out for the festivities anyway!