I couldn't be happier to see a new line opening up in Los Angeles! Thanks for the photos, and hopefully there will be plenty of more grand opening photos for the new rail lines as they are put into place over the next few years!
BTW: It's true, the Blue Line opened up way before Staples Center did, therefore there isn't a stop in front of there. The Pico stop was definitely placed where it was for the Convention Center.
"The three most beautiful cities in the world are Paris, St. Petersburg & Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh were situated somewhere in the heart of Europe tourists would eagerly journey hundreds of miles out of their way to visit it." The New Yorker Jan. 9, 1989