Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Around Town


There are a lot of places in L.A. that I have used as the setting for The Chronicles of Orlando, one place that I'm very fond of is Olvera Street. It’s the place where Los Angeles was born, yes it's mostly for tourists and it may scream it, but the buildings that surround it date back and are like windows to the lives of the people who called L.A. home long before I did. Some of these buildings have a haunted look to them almost as if they are daring an onlooker to come in, issuing a silent challenge.


For the next few weeks I'm going to be posting about some of the places in Los Angeles that I'll be visiting, these will be some of the forgotten places around town that may or may not find their way into The Chronicles of Orlando such as the ruins of the old zoo, unless you know where to look you wouldn't know it was even there. It's been closed for years but everything is left as it was; the empty cages and walkways are just sitting there almost like they were waiting. 

I also would like to share a few photos from the Chinese New Year Parade. These are from a few years ago and are with some fellow students who I train with. Some of them have been studying Kung Fu for years and I have learned so much from them. They are invited to be part of the parade every year and they are always amazing!








This is the Chinese Historical Society and I took a photo of this house because I just thought it was so intresting and I wanted to remember to return for a better look when I had more time.