New park in downtown Los Angeles inspires grand hopes: Officials envision the renovated space stretching from the Music Center to City Hall as a draw for both nearby residents and the region. Experts says it’s an open question whether Grand Park will be widely embraced.
Downtown’s other open space about a mile south offers a cautionary tale for Grand Park. Pershing Square was redesigned with much fanfare more than two decades ago in an effort to attract more users with a dramatic tower fountain and other amenities. But the park is generally considered a dud, and the city has been talking about another redesign.
Officials said they’ve learned their lesson from Pershing Square — Grand Park has more grass and green space, and it can host a wider variety of events.
Photo: Grand Park, as seen from the top of City Hall, has been likened to a “green room” in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times
10:51 am • 25 July 2012 • 123 notes
“For a moment she felt utterly dislocated. She did not know where she was; she was not entirely sure who she was. It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be.”
— Coraline by Neil Gaiman
7:55 pm • 23 July 2012 • 1 note
Ah man, this was really fun. Feelin’ so lucky to have been up there.
12:08 am • 23 July 2012 • 4 notes
Charles Jencks is the American landscape architect and designer behind this incredible flight of stairs. Called The Universe Cascade, it has 25 landings that mark the important shifts in cosmic history. Starting at the top, in the present day, and descending down, visitors are moving through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The steps finally disappear into the dark water below, which represents the mystery of the origin of the universe.
10:53 pm • 22 July 2012 • 68,399 notes
Despite the cold I managed to squeeze this out of my head.
7:35 pm • 19 July 2012 • 4,113 notes
The Mighty Sequoyah: Tour Dates
We’re headed to California again! This time just for a couple days. Here are the dates:
July 19: Los Angeles @Hotel Cafe 11pm
July 20: Costa Mesa @La Cave
July 21: TBA
If anyone can help us out with a show on the 21st that would be much appreciated!
Here are some other shows we have coming up…
I’m gonna be hangin’ out and singing with these great people while they’re here! Need something fun to do this weekend? Come on out!
11:57 pm • 18 July 2012 • 2 notes