City Planning

Grand Park (One Step Closer to a City for Wandering)

Walking in Los Angeles. Some say it’s an oxymoron. Others say it’s an impossible daydream. Some have never even heard the phrase. We, myself and my husband, walk an awful lot. We’re lucky. We live in Central Hollywood. We bar-hop around Hollywood and Vine, all […]

A Pool of Nostalgia

Sometimes I have trouble sleeping.  I blame it alternately on anxiety and muscle pain. A few nights a week, I lie in bed, a tired person trapped in an awake body.  On nights like these, I often don’t fall asleep until four or five o’clock […]

Reverence to Parking

Our landlord took down the garages of our 90 year old building a few months ago.  The garages were small, three connected rectangular boxes housed in a cute little barn-like structure.  Each unit had double barn doors, and a parking space in front. We used […]

A Vision of Future Weekends

A Vision of Future Weekends

The weekend greets me with yellow sunlight splashing through my eastern facing windows.  It’s, as always, a beautiful day out there, and I envision, along with my lazy morning, a slow few days of late brunches, leisurely wandering, people watching, window shopping, coffee dates. This […]

Silent World

Cour carrée du Louvre Place de l’Opera Place Montparnasse Columbus Circle Sixth Avenue Speaking of Obscure Cities . . . “Silent World” is a series of photographs from Paris-based photographers Lucie and Simon. From New York and Paris to Beijing and Italy, these photographs are […]

History of The Kodak

History in Hollywood takes no time to build.  The Kodak Theatre is is just over 11 years old, and was designed to be a permanent home for the Academy Awards.  Kodak’s contract has them paying $75 million over 20 years for the privilege of having its […]

Los Angeles Metro Regional Connector

I am a fan of public transportation, but particularly of public transportation that works.  For it to work, it needs to be efficient, timely, and expansive – that is, it needs to cover the majority of a city, so that folks of all demographics, from […]