Photograph showing the inner workings of an ancient clock that was on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art several years ago. Built during the Renaissance in (I believe) the Venice region, the clock apparently is still functional, (though it was not running while on display- understandably since that would put strain on it).
Posts tagged ‘Miracle Mile’
In the days following the atrocity in Paris this year, the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum, located on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, lit up their stylized exterior in the French tricolor of Blue, White and Red.
Yesterday, May 10th, the artist Chris Burden passed away. While few people recognize the name, almost every resident of the City of Angels knows his most famous work. LACMA’s entry plaza is home to “Urban Light,” Burden’s sculpture in the form of a Classical Greek temple unexpectedly composed of 202 restored, antique cast-iron street lamps. Installed in 2008, it rapidly became something of an L.A. symbol. “Chris’ work combines the raw truth of our reality and an optimism of what humans can make and do,” said LACMA director Michael Govan. With “Urban Light,” he said, Burden told him that he “wanted to put the miracle back in the Miracle Mile.”
Burden’s final sculpture, a lyrical homage to Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aviator who flew the first practical dirigible around the Eiffel Tower in a momentous 1901 flight, will be shown for a month at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in a special exhibition beginning May 18th.
Both of the photos were taken today in respect of Burden’s passing.
(Thanks to the LA Times for some of the information above)
A different perspective of the iconic Primavera fountain on Wilshire Boulevard, with the water in the fountain giving the light a new life…
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.
Photo of a turtle at the Turtle Pond on Miracle Mile in Los Angeles.
5’ll get you 10 that someone thinks this snapshot is better than the new Michael Bay TMNT movie…
On a rare cloudy day, a panoramic photograph of Park La Brea with Curson Circle and the iconic fountain therein on the bottom center.