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Old Posted Sep 22, 2014, 10:49 PM
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I'll be doing current and past events in Los Angeles. The LACF is currently still going on until the 28th of this month. It's been annually held since October 1922 in Pomona Fairplex. The LACF is massive and there's all sort of things you wouldn't expect to see. One area you'd feel like you're in a convention, then at a museum, then at a zoo, then at an amusement park. They also have a lantern art display called "Illuminasia".

I've been to OC Fair and this is much more interesting. I'm not sure how it compares to Del Mar Fair, where all my friends go every year. What's your opinion on the LACF?

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Old Posted Sep 22, 2014, 10:50 PM
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475 They have 2 large Ferris Wheels and one small one.


476 In the "zoo" area, they have monkeys, zebras, etc.


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Old Posted Sep 22, 2014, 10:51 PM
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This is Illuminasia, where fifty men from China came here to build this lantern art display.

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I don't think I've ever been to the LA County Fair. Maybe next year, lol. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2014, 5:05 AM
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Sorry to disappoint if you thought I was going to do Santa Monica next, but that will be a huge thread.

Background:
The Arts District rose to prominence in the 60's when artists took the opportunity to buy cheap, empty warehouses and convert it into studios. The Artists in Residence ordinance was passed in the 80's to legalize artists to live and work in their studios. Cafes, galleries, and venues boomed in the area.
The Arts District today is home to unique stores, bars, venues, galleries, etc. In my opinion, it's home to the best coffee roasters you can find in all of California. Worth checking out are Blue Bottle Coffee, Stumptown, and Urth Caffe. Venice Beach has competition though, with Blue Bottle Coffee (opened last week), Stumptown, Toms Roasting Co., and Intelligentsia.

I have a lot of photos from Arts District and I go there every week, so here's to start:

485 This famous 6th St. Viaduct will start demolition early 2015 to build a new iconic bridge.
For anyone interested in a public meeting on October 6 about the new bridge:
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/s...4dc35479a.html


486 Looking towards One Santa Fe, AD's biggest project u/c.


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488 Barker Block ; Yep, there are a lot of long buildings in AD


489 I always stop by Urth Caffe before or after work, easy parking.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2014, 5:19 AM
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490 Guerilla Atelier ; They're currently working on an art gallery in the backspace.


491 Spanish Latte (signature drink), Egg Salmone, Curry Chicken Sandwich, and Green Tea Blended with Boba (their most popular)


492 This is my favorite Urth Caffe. I wonder if this is their primary factory?


493 Spanish Latte and Hazelnut cake. On Fridays, I'd stop by Urth Caffe to get desserts for my siblings!


494 Mermaid blowing bubbles? Idk.
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That first Sixth St Viaduct view is just amazing! Also, did they start construction work already on the new park across the street from Urth Caffe?
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That first Sixth St Viaduct view is just amazing! Also, did they start construction work already on the new park across the street from Urth Caffe?
Thanks, that view really is amazing, and I'm going to that spot once the new bridge is up. The Hewitt Park will be located on the right of the following photo but the sign on the corner says "La Kretz Innovation Campus Project" and another sign says "USS Cal Builders". I know nothing about construction but any insights with this photo will help. I will definitely take photos again on Wednesday or the next time I stop by Urth Caffe.

Unrelated: 50% all drinks at Urth Caffe on Mondays from 6AM-11AM.

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A groundbreaking is expected next fall, with a completion date of summer 2015.
Information about the park: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/a...9bb2963f4.html
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2014, 4:14 AM
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497 Blacktop brews coffee from famous San Francisco coffee company, Sightglass.


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499 Alchemy Works ; it was not open yet but this is one of the coolest place in AD
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2014, 4:17 AM
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This set of 5 is mainly murals.

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Old Posted Oct 6, 2014, 4:21 AM
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506 One of my fave brick building in the AD


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508 SCI-ARC ; I personally like this building even though it's long


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Old Posted Oct 6, 2014, 9:40 PM
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Keep up the good work
Thanks! You too, keep up with the good work on your amazing Downtown photothread as well!
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517 Eat, Drink, Americano is a pretty famous restaurant. Planning to eat there soon


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519 Surprisingly found a building like this in AD. I think there's plans for this building though since it's empty.
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^Hammer & Spear is a really awesome furniture shop. The owners are a super cool couple who live in the AD as well.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/shop...d-spear-187182

http://www.laweekly.com/publicspecta...ew-store-in-la
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521 What building is this? I can envision many interesting things for this building if it gets renovated/filled with retail.


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524 You find a lot of Japanese art at the border of Arts District and Little Tokyo
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