Los Angeles

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 […]

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 […]

California Science Center

July 28th, 2013 by alephnaught

California Science Center

My company, DIRECTV, rented the California Science Center for the night – we’d never been there before so this was a great chance for Aviva and I to check it out. This is where the space shuttle Endeavor ended up; it’s in a huge hanger-like structure with a lot of related material surrounding it. It’s […]

Anime Expo and other recent stuff

July 14th, 2013 by alephnaught

Anime Expo and other recent stuff

A lot has happened over the last month; I was promoted at work to Director and have about half of DIRECTV’s CRM systems (and now that I’ve counted a heck of a lot of folks). My son came to visit on my birthday – we spent two days at Anime Expo, it was amazing – […]

Koreatown

June 2nd, 2013 by alephnaught

Koreatown

Saturday we decided to drive to Koreatown – we’d seen Anthony Bourdain’s latest CNN show and wanted to check some of the places out. We hit two of the malls, then had dinner at a place Bourdain recommended, Restaurant Dong Il Jang. We loved dinner – the food was really good and there was just […]

Santa Monica photos

March 24th, 2013 by alephnaught

Santa Monica photos

We decided to go to Santa Monica to walk around and have dinner at Monsoon. The big news is that Aviva let me take her picture and post a couple – she’s lost 30 pounds and looks great! Of course, here are some pics: Translate

Photos on Sawtelle

March 17th, 2013 by alephnaught

Photos on Sawtelle

Sawtelle in Los Angeles is a cool street – just north of the 10 is a section that has roots in the Japanese community. Aviva and I like to go there to shop and get dinner. So here are some pics I took yesterday…. Translate

A few photos around LA

February 2nd, 2013 by alephnaught

A few photos around LA

I’ve been taking a few pictures around LA the last three weeks – I finally had time to clean them up in Photoshop; work has been really busy with year end financials, but I’ve finally gotten all that cleaned up, hopefully I’ll have more time to take pictures, work on music, and blog. So here […]

Caravaggio and Drawing Surrealism at LACMA

December 16th, 2012 by alephnaught

Caravaggio and Drawing Surrealism at LACMA

We decided to spend the day at LACMA visiting the Caravaggio and Drawing Surrealism shows. Both shows were very interesting, and I took some photos of some of the works (if there wasn’t a no-photo icon, you could snap a pic). Afterwards we went to Ancient Adornments, a shop that only does piercing – Aviva […]

My first iOS 6 / iPhone 5 panorama photo (Venice Beach, Malibu)

November 11th, 2012 by alephnaught

My first iOS 6 / iPhone 5 panorama photo (Venice Beach, Malibu)

We went to Venice Beach to check out a flea market, then went back to Malibu to have dinner at the Reel Inn, which is the best inexpensive seafood place we’ve found in the LA area. I decided to try the panorama feature of the new camera app – I think it worked well (it […]