Your neighborhood looks beautiful! Those roses are gorgeous.
Yes, it's a great older area of Los Angeles, mostly single family homes and some duplexes and fourplexes built between the 1910s and 1940s, the majority in the 20s and 30s. I lucked into my apartment (in a duplex-turned-triplex) a number of years ago and have spent countless hours walking these lovely streets and admiring the sweet homes.
Continuing to play photo catch-up, here are some from a couple of theatrical outings. We saw two shows at the Hollywood Bowl this summer, including:
We were guests of the attorney for the union local I belong to for my movie work, along with two other people from the union, and sat in one of the posh boxes rather than the higher-up-and-farther-from-the-stage bench seating my pocketbook can afford:
The evening was quite overcast, which you can see in this wide-ish shot taken while opening act Roy Ayers was performing:
It was fully dark by the time Queen Latifah took the stage:
We also went to see the musical "The Scottsboro Boys"...
...at the Music Center, a complex of professional theatres in downtown Los Angeles. "Scottsboro" was playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, the mama bear size of the three separate stages that make up the Music Center. Partway through the show a voice came over the loud speaker telling the cast to clear the stage. The actors quickly and quietly left, and a several seconds later the house lights came up:
Was this part of the show? You could feel the question buzzing through the air. No other announcement was made. People started standing up and looking around. Eventually the focus turned to a back corner area of the audience where someone had apparently had some kind of medical emergency as we could see paramedic personnel back there. After a total of maybe 10 to 15 minutes or so, the house lights dimmed, the actors took their places on stage, and the show resumed as if nothing had happened!
After the show we strolled over the the complex's plaza to watch the dancing waters, and met Sarah and Heidi who were also enjoying an after-show stop by the fountain:
Little Visitors are such fantastic ambassadors of happiness and good will: people often offer to take a picture of me and my LV, but I always ask to take of picture of the LV with them
, and they always oblige!
On the way back to the parking garage, we stopped to admire the outside of my favorite, and smallest, of the three theatres, The Mark Taper Forum, which is housed in a round building that has a narrow sort of moat around the outside (those lights towards the bottom of the picture are actually under water) and inside is a semi-thrust stage with three-quarters in the round seating: