On August 14, 1927 The Los Angeles Examiner wrote, “On the Coast Highway between Balboa and Laguna is a bathing resort that has the atmosphere of a South Sea atoll with thatched huts and long-fronded palms.”
Originally settled over 10,000 years ago by the Tongva and Acjachemen native Americans, Crystal Cove State Park evolved into an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930’s & 40’s.
Today, the cottages are designated as a federally Historic District, with several restored and available to rent for an overnight stay. The park includes 3.2 miles of beach, 2,400 acres of wilderness area with carefully maintained hiking trails and a protected offshore underwater area.
Photographs by Daniel Stiel.
Long Beach was a popular getaway for Los Angelenos seeking to escape the inland summer heat in 1903 when Arthur Parson built the islands of Naples in the marshy Bixby Slough at the mouth of the San Gabriel River in Long Beach, California. The design was inspired by the canals and gondolas of the “Venice of America” community developed by Abbot Kinney near Santa Monica to the north.
Completed in the 1920s, it was severely damaged by the 1933 Long Beach earthquake, but survived to become a jewel of the coast.
Photographs by Daniel Stiel.
Across the street from Disneyland sits one of our favorite buildings – the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.
Opened in July 1967, the domed building’s elliptical floor plan provided for up to 9,100-seats for performances (6,500 for circus or ice show, 7,800 for basketball, 8,500 for stage performance and 9,100 for boxing). Visible under a layer of concrete are the 200-ton steel arches that peak at 112 feet above arena floor.
Photographs by Daniel Stiel
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The Eagles are embarking on a nationwide tour in 2020 where they’ll play the entire track list of Hotel California from beginning to end. The tour will kick off in Atlanta in February 2020, and then the iconic rock group will hit New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
via The Eagles to Embark on Full-Album ‘Hotel California’ Tour Next Year, Will Include Stop in L.A. — KTLA
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For more than 40 years, a bronze sculpture called the Well of the Scribes graced the west lawn of the Los Angeles Central Library, sitting among the reflecting pools, gardens and Italian cypress trees. Then, in 1969, the Well of the Scribes disappeared…
via Piece of L.A. Library Sculpture That Vanished 50 Years Ago Turns up in Arizona — KTLA