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Thursday, 9 April 2015

OF LONG RIDES AND ART - L.A., PT.2



The whole evening, while sitting on the balcony drinking beer, we tried to figure out what of all the things LA has to offer was worth going to. Unfortunately, even though there is a transport system, distances are so big that it is hardly possible to see more than one killer attraction in a day. Plus, most are so inconveniently situated that they are impossible to combine. Our choice fell on breakfast at the farmers market, photography at the Annenberg Fund and then soak in all there is at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA)...


The Farmers Market (6333 W 3rd St) turned out to be a rather small conglomerate of stalls and stands all but one selling cooked food. Not the endless sea of fruit and veggies piled up in long line my camera had hoped for, but we got a decent breakfast anyhow. On the way back we spotted a vintage furniture shop Tinit (515 S Fairfax Av), where we spent a good deal of time marvelling at the stylish compilations of old things.



Back on Wilshire Blvd, we hopped on the next bus to the Annenberg Space for Photography (2000 Avenue of the Stars #10). It took a while to get there and it is picturesquely situated among the America towers, but the exhibition was about how to deal with rising sea levels and a bit less about photography as art form.There were some interesting examples from New York, the Netherlands and New Orleans and it was free, so it wasn't a big loss.



We went back to LACMA where we spent the rest of the day. It is somehow a mish-mash of art of all forms, times and styles and was a bit confusing in the beginning. Think an exhibition about German films from the 1920s, an exhibition of artifacts form Mayan and Incan times, Japanese miniature sculptures mixed with contemporary art.









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