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at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park

In the hills overlooking Montecito Heights and Highland Park, is this gem. You can access the park from Monterey Road in Montecito Heights or go for a good vertical hike from the Audobon Society in Mt. Washington.

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What’s your favorite thing about visiting the Watts Towers?

What’s your favorite thing about visiting the Watts Towers?

usclibraries:

A mostly unpaved Los Angeles River meanders through Elysian Valley, also known as Frogtown, in 1940. (USC Libraries/California Historical Society Collection)

nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
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Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
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Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick
nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century Tibet, 1800–1899 Opaque watercolor on cotton) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick

nortonsimon:

Mahakala, 19th century
Tibet, 1800–1899
Opaque watercolor on cotton)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Beata and Michael McCormick

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lacmtalibrary:

1984 Olympic Games on Flickr.

Southern California Rapid Transit District formed 50 years ago today. SCRTD was integral to successful 1984 Olympics

All the pictures I’ve shot of this restaurant, I never cropped them down. I should see what my night time shots look like.

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In 2012 I wrote about Otomisan, the last remaining Japanese restaurant in Boyle Heights. Located on East First Street since the 1950s, they are a part of a small handful of Japanese churches, a school, and florist that have remained in the area from the early-20th century. This week L.A. Letters spotlights three remaining Japanese spaces clustered within a block of each other on First Street in Boyle Heights: the Rissho Kosei-kai Buddhist Temple, Tenrikyo Church, and Rafu Chuo Gakuen, the Japanese school on Saratoga Street. Similar to Otomisan, these venerated spaces have a longstanding history and intimate connection with the Boyle Heights Japanese community. (via Japanese Boyle Heights in the 21st Century | LA Letters | Departures Columns | KCET)

faboomama:

"Songs in the Key of Los Angeles" on Flickr.

This is from the exhibit at the Central Public Library downtown. Go check out the musical history our town.

startwithaseed:

Lotus on Flickr.

The lotus have been reintroduced to Echo Park lake and they are stunning. There are even beds of water lilies all over the place.