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To LA and back, part 3



This book was on loan to me from my vintage friend Madelin and was a great source of information. It gave tips on vintage buildings, shops, places to eat or just stroll !



Union Station in Los Angeles



The beautiful Bradbury building were many movies were shot. Like Bladerunner !

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Then there was the magnificent Biltmore Hotel.



I'm afraid none of of my photos did this beautiful hotel justice... Better then to reminisce of days gone by...

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The Biltmore in its heydays.



October 2 1923, at the opening of the hotel



This was the cutest little train ever !



And we're off !



Vintage LA !

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Angel Flight in the 1940s.

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I also had lunch at Musso and Frank Grill were, in Hollywoods golden era, big contracts would be signed and stars from Chaplin to Garbo dined.

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I however had a slightly strange eating experience ordering what I believed to be a grilled hot turkey sandwich, only to get hot turkey slices on a large piece of bread and covered in gravy.... But it did come with cranberry sauce and it was Musso and Frank Grill ! :)







2 comments:

Snow in April said...

Very nice architectures in L.A. ... Did not know !

Desiree said...

I wish I'd had this book with me on my last trip to L.A. Definitely want to look into it. I love how there are random blocks in California that look like they've been exactly the same since the 1940s. It's really cool.

Also, check out my giveaway when you get a chance!

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