Friday, January 18, 2013
After painting, some painters and I rode the railway to the top and down again. You'll want to do this. Be sure to request a round-trip ticket, because you'll get a cool souvenir paper ticket. We then ate at Grand Central. I usually eat the tortas there, but I heard the pupusas came highly recommended. The food is very multi-cultural, in addition to being cheap and delicious. I had a cheese pupusa and fried bananas. I still had enough left from my ten dollars for shopping. I got giant oranges, blueberries and a half-pound of mole (Mexican sauce.) You have to go. It is one of the best Los Angeles experiences.
I've read that there are plans to redo the market to make it more appealing to the new urban dwelling yupsters - to add sofas and wifi and what ever else they like. I hope this turns out all right. You should go soon.
I think the painting turned out lively and fun. One of the interesting things about the view is that the blue at the top is not the sky. It's a sea of glass covered high-rises reflecting the sky.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
This is only a small view, and a canted one, of what is easily one of South Pasadena's most significant structures. The house is surrounded by trees that have been growing for a long time, but you can still make out the views in every direction, and they are wonderful.