This photo is of the iconic Primavera fountain on Wilshire Boulevard. The fountain has stood since 1971, and stands over the southern entrance to the SAG-AFTRA headquarters.
Archive for August, 2014
On Saturday evening, Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar premiered outside the San Diego Comic-Con. This fan film was founded via Kickstarter and is a prequel (of sorts) to the primary project, Star Trek: Axanar.
The story involves a History Channel-like show that is giving the set-up to the famed Battle of Axanar. During the first major war the United Federation of Planets fought, they were losing. The Klingon Empire, both threatened and unimpressed with the Federation, had decided to launch an invasion. After more than a year of success, the Federation, reeling from continued losses, changed tact. Aside from shake-ups in the command structure, more daring strategies were combined with an arms races with between the galactic powers. Due to Klingon’s arrogance, their gains were reversed- though they were not beaten nor dissuaded. The film ends with the premise of forcing a battle that would end the war, one way…
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Daniel Dae Kim, seen here walking down The Grove’s main boulevard and then settling in to his interview with Maria Menounos.
(via Wikipedia) Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor. Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of video games. He also played a recurring role on Angel.
This photograph is of The Grove’s central statue with a strong lens flare.
“The Spirit of Los Angeles” was created by the nationally renowned sculptor De L´Esprie. It is a magnificent bronze statue of a male and a female angel soaring skyward. In The City of Angels where many have realized their dreams, the statue not only serves as the centerpiece of The Grove, it is a signature piece for the City and an enduring symbol of the limitless opportunities Los Angeles offers. The bronze Angel´s wingspan is 10 feet wide and stands 18 feet high on top of a 22 foot hand limestone column.
This mosaic shield was part of the LACMA exhibit, Children of the Plumed Serpent: The Legacy of Quetzalcoatl in Ancient Mexico. Personally, the mosaic spoke to me, due to the intricate nature of the tiles which were made of turquoise and placed on wood using gum- and which has held together for nearly a thousand years.
Truly, this is a beautiful piece of ancient art which highlights the richness of Mayan culture.