Travel – Foreign

The canals of Venice (California)

September 1st, 2014 by alephnaught

The canals of Venice (California)

We’ve lived here over 6 years and still haven’t seen a lot of California (yet). So we decided to check out the canals of Venice, CA. We took the dogs, they had a terrific time smelling everything. The original canals were designed by Abbot Kinney, one of the early developers of Venice – the ones […]

More photos, Tagine and Aviva

July 6th, 2014 by alephnaught

More photos, Tagine and Aviva

Last week we visited Bergamot Station and saw a show I liked at TAG Gallery. The artist used an app called Waterlogue, so I downloaded it and played with it at dinner last night – we went to Tagine to celebrate my birthday on Friday. They didn’t have authentic tagine, and the food was very […]

Made In LA 2014

June 29th, 2014 by alephnaught

Made In LA 2014

Aviva and I decided to have an art day yesterday, so we went to the Hammer Museum which is part of UCLA; this was my first time at this gallery. It’s very nice, modern, clean. We ate lunch at the cafe – very interesting eclectic menu; I had eggs and chick peas, and a drink […]

Chinatown in Los Angeles (photos)

June 7th, 2014 by alephnaught

Chinatown in Los Angeles (photos)

Aviva and I decided to visit Chinatown; it’s always interesting, lots of tourist crap and some more interesting things. We found some clothes we liked, and fit us (which is a bit unusual – most of the clothes are for tiny people). And we had Vietnamese for dinner at Via Cafe. As usual, I took […]

Photos from West Hollywood

June 1st, 2014 by alephnaught

Photos from West Hollywood

We decided to go to West Hollywood yesterday, and I took a few shots. When I got home and loaded them into iPhoto I realized I had a set of pics from a visit back on March 1, so here’s both sets! I especially wanted to call out Gottsui – great Japanese restaurant that specializes […]

Heaven & Earth show at the Getty Villa

May 19th, 2014 by alephnaught

Heaven & Earth show at the Getty Villa

Aviva and I decided to check out the Getty Villa to see the Heaven & Earth show at the Getty Villa. This show highlights Byzantine art from their collection along with works from various Greek museums. The show illustrates how Byzantine art influenced and helped lead to the early Renaissance. No photos allowed. I wanted […]

Some photos from Palm Desert and Palm Springs

December 1st, 2013 by alephnaught

Some photos from Palm Desert and Palm Springs

Just got back from visiting my mother-in-law; here are some pictures I took while we were there: Translate

Bergomot Station – Checking out art in LA

September 29th, 2013 by alephnaught

Bergomot Station – Checking out art in LA

Aviva and I decided to check out some shows at Bergomot Station – that’s an old warehouse area that’s been converted into a collection of art galleries. We saw three shows that stood out. First, Aviva wanted to see the Irene Hardwicke Olivieri show – the work is wonderful, colorful, thoughtful. Much of the work […]

San Francisco (photos)

August 25th, 2013 by alephnaught

San Francisco (photos)

We just got back from a short driving trip to San Francisco. I thought driving through the midwest was boring – try driving north to San Francisco from Los Angeles. In the summer, it’s brown. And more brown. And flat. Very flat. We stayed in Hotel Tomo – a really good choice as long as […]

Trip to San Diego

August 9th, 2013 by alephnaught

Trip to San Diego

Aviva and I decided to drive to San Diego on July 24 and spend three nights there. It was Aviva’s first time in San Diego. We stayed at the Best Western Plus Bayside Inn. After checking in, we walked to Little Italy and had a good dinner at Buon Appetito. The meal was really good. […]