Monday, January 4, 2016

Historic Los Angeles

I am currently in Los Angeles for meetings. Yesterday I had the chance to wander around the historic core of LA, where my 5th-great-grandfather Francisco Suastegui may have walked when he was in the city in 1835. In my years of living in LA, I never had the opportunity to visit Olvera Street, so it was nice to stop through briefly on this visit.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Olvera Street, Los Angeles.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Tiles on Olvera Street, 3 Jan 2016.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Avila Adobe, Los Angeles.
The photo above is from the Avila Adobe, the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles. The home was built in 1818. Below is a photo showing a historic ledger, I wonder if Francisco Suastegui's name appears in it. I was not able to touch the ledger. So close, but out of reach.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Interior of Avila Adobe.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Blessing of the Animals mural.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Angels Flight funicular rail.

I also took the opportunity have some tacos at Grand Central Market and explore the new Broad Museum. I will have more on these in an upcoming post.

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