This field trip is a “walk and shoot” around many of the great Los Angeles locations. We will be leaving Lancaster at 6:30 am on the Metrolink, and/or Palmdale at 6:39 am. It is only $10 on weekends. (http://www.metrolinktrains.com/howtoride/page/title/weekends)
This field trip is a great opportunity for following:
We will be arriving via the train at Union Station around 9:00 am. For those that want meet up with us at Union Station, the address is 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, and parking is $10. We will meet around 9:30 in the main seating area for a group photograph. This is a combined event with LPA. My phone is[masked]-2201.
I recommend the following, but you are free to explore on your own and enjoy the architecture and trains. The Union Station is a very beautiful place. Think of photographing the ceilings, the tiles, the glass dome, and all the ornate details. No tripods.
We will be walking to Olvera Street, the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, otherwise known as EI Pueblo Historic Monument. This colorful village features 27 historic buildings and a traditional Mexican-style plaza, located at 845 N Alameda St Los Angeles.
We’ll end the trip at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the early evening. It is one of Los Angeles' newest landmarks and is the official home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Disney Hall is unique, with its striking stainless steel exterior and interior featuring warm woods. Consider trying night photography with long exposures. The concert hall is located at 11 S. Grand Los Angeles. They do not allow tripods/lightstands on the grounds.
There are numerous great restaurants in the area. Take time to enjoy a late breakfast or long lunch and make a whole day of it.
The train back to the AV is at 2:25 pm, 4:05 pm, 5:40pm, and the last one is at 8:55 pm. Double check with the Metro in case the times change.
Other locations to consider:
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 W. Temple Street (at Grand Avenue)
Chinatown is a small area that begins on Broadway just North of Alpine Street. The Mandarin Plaza, 970 N. Broadway, is the center of Chinatown.
Little Tokyo is the cultural center for Los Angeles' Japanese residents. Little Tokyo is home to the Japanese American National Museum and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. Located Downtown, southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, 2nd, San Pedro and Los Angeles streets.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA If you are into contemporary art, MOCA is your place in Los Angeles. 250 S. Grand Avenue.