Friday, August 14, 2015

Spontaneous Sightseeing

Hello again.  Things are hopping around here as you can imagine.  We are preparing to move at the end of the month.  This next week the packers arrive to pack up our two shipments, one by air and one by sea.  It's getting complicated to say the least.  On Monday we took our paperwork into Los Angeles to get our Visas.  They were able to process them in one day since we had the paperwork done and approved.  It allowed us about five hours of unexpected time to explore downtown.  We parked right across the street from the Disney Concert Hall.  I've always wanted to see it in person.  I was excited for the opportunity.

It really is as beautiful or more so than it looks in pictures.  I wish it had been a beautifully clear day, but it was hazy.  I highly recommend using the free audio tour through the building.  It gives you so much more information and insight than just a walk around it would give you. 
 One of the concert halls.

 Beautiful curves everywhere.
Look at that massive pipe organ!  
 This donor wall is made out of felt with steel letters imbedded into the strips.

The gardens were beautiful.  This rose fountain was made out of valuable Dutch Delftware Tiles donated by the makers.  It is in memory of Lillian Disney.

Loved seeing the donor in this section.

Can you imagine that this beautiful building was originally designed in stone?  Several people tried to convince the architect to build it in metal after seeing the Guggenheim museum.  He finally made a model and was convinced.  I can't imagine it any other way. Check out their website for more information. I'll have to show you other pictures from our day next time.  This post is getting TOO LONG.  All the pictures are from my iPhone, since I had no idea we would be touring this beautiful building.  They aren't even edited.  See you soon!


1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful building!
    Sounds like things are progressing
    well for your big move.

    Good luck!

    M : )


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