An expat Californian building a new life via the tango in Buenos Aires since 2003, including information on learning the tango and where to dance it in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A City in Postcards

One of the things I am anxious to do is to get rid of the boxes of possessions I couldn't bear to part with when I left Los Angeles in 2001. I used to collect postcards of old L.A., especially the places/buildings which no longer exist. I've got over 250 of them, along with some postcard books.

I took some photos and here are a few examples:

15 black and white real photos from 1926

Lookout Mt. Inn--Mulholland

Angel's Flight and the Elks Building

Sunset Park, Santa Monica

Chutes Park--where was this incredible place?

The Hollywood Bowl on Easter--long before the shell

The beginning of my favorite L.A. place--Farmer's Market

The Palisades incline to PCH, 1928

Eastlake Park with swans!!
My favorite:


Caption reads: "The watercress seller," Los Angeles, 1868


1 comment:

Howard Barsky said...

Here's info on "Chutes Park"..
It was downtown..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chutes_Park