Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Am I Blue?

On October 20, 2017, various buildings and fountains throughout Los Angeles were bathed in blue light in honor of the Los Angeles Dodgers being in the World Series (first time since 1988).
The Dodger ultimately lost to the Houston Astros, but for a time the City of Angels was feeling Blue
Los Angeles City Hall
Downtown Fountains


Sunday, October 8, 2017

OH, WHAT A TANGLED WEB

 The Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. at La Cienega is joined by a web-like, netting art installation by Janet Echelman titled "Dream Weaver."  At night the 10-story fiber structure is lit by multicolored LED lights.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SUMMER IN THE CITY

West Hollywood interactive art installation titled "Kalidoscope" by Daveed Kapoor & Rob Barry is composed of color mirrored acrylic squares. It's one of a series of  micro-parks throughout the city

An enormous "Rosemary's Baby"-inspired banner poster for the film "Mother!" overlooks Wilshire Blvd


Halloween came early to Hollywood when late August 2017 saw the materialization of the dreaded Neilbolt Street house from Stephen King's "IT" on the corner of Hollywood & Vine. A haunted house tour called "The IT Experience," it's a promotional attraction for the September release of the theatrical motion picture remake of  "IT."  King's book was initially made into a TV movie in 1990.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

GIMME SHELTER


 In the summer of 2017, select West Hollywood citizens were treated to the company of animatronic vultures and bobcats perched atop bus shelters throughout the city. They were eye-catching promotion displays for the Netflix series "Ozark."



Monday, January 30, 2017

Orange You Glad?

The Wonderful Halos Citrus Storage building in Delano, CA.
Along California's Highway 99, the packing plant for Wonderful Halos mandarin oranges converted its building into the world's largest Halos orange carton. It's said to be 80 feet high and 11, 00 square feet.
  

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

CHRISTMAS PRESENTED


Spotted in Chowchilla, CA
Nothing says Merry Christmas and Joy to the World like a safety vested snowman well-trained in firearms. The only way you'll get your hands on this smiling bundle of Christmas cheer's inflatable gun is to pry it from his cold, melted mittens. Watch out, Santa, he might be gunning for reindeer! And look out, Frosty, better not say Happy Holidays, otherwise this cool-head camouflage gun-lover here might claim snow-blindness and take you out! Snuggle up with that gun tonight, Mr. Snowman
...while visions of willfully misinterpreted 2nd Amendment rights dance through your head!


L.A. Eyeworks on Beverly Blvd. in Hollywood rings out the Christmas puns in this moo-ving Holiday window display.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ON A CAROUSEL

Located near the Griffith Park Zoo and said to have been Walt Disney's inspiration for building Disneyland, the Griffith Park merry-go-round was built in 1926 (it was originally located at the Mission Beach Amusement Center in San Diego, but was moved to Griffith Park in 1937). The ornate carousel has 68 horses and contains a Military Band Organ that plays more than 1,500 songs.