California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

June 7th, 2009 by alephnaught

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Aviva and I wanted to see the current show “Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples” so we dropped Basil at his sitter’s house and drove to the museum. A car with the license plate HEATHER – made me think of the movie “Heathers” On the way into the […]

May 28th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Culver City Art Walk

We decided to do the Culver City Art Walk today – a bunch of galleries open their doors to the public along La Cienega and Washington in Culver City. A pretty cool billboard – wonder what its selling? Painted exterior of a non-profit on La Cienega Mao in lights in front of Maloney Fine Art […]

Santa Monica

May 24th, 2009 by alephnaught

Santa Monica

We love going to Santa Monica, so we put the dog in the car and drove out.  We go down Topanga Canyon to the Pacific Coast Highway; you go right by the Getty Villa which is a copy of Hadrian’s Villa outside of Rome. We walked around the Prominade, which is a three block pedestrian […]

A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

May 24th, 2009 by alephnaught

A bunch of pictures taken on my Blackberry phone

Just a bunch of pictures I took with my Blackberry over the last month or so; no one category deserved a separate post, so here’s a gallery instead. Translate

Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

May 2nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Visit to Palm Springs, Wayne Thiebaud retrospective

We visited the Palm Springs Art Museum to see the retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud titled “70 Years of Painting.”  Thiebaud became famous in the ’60s with his thick, realistic paintings of deserts on display.  The retrospective began with his early drawings, some from high school, and then continued through recent work (Thiebaud is still an […]

November 24th, 2008 by alephnaught

Pictures from Palm Desert

We drove out to Palm Desert to visit Aviva’s mom and her boyfriend Dave.  They’re snowbirds – they spend the winter in Palm Desert and the summer outside Detroit. We walked on El Paseo on Thursday (lots of closed stores, not a good sign for the economy), and walked around Palm Springs on Saturday (the […]

August 31st, 2008 by alephnaught

Santa Barbara

We woke up Sunday looking for something to do.  Aviva wanted to go for a drive.  I suggested we go out to Santa Barbara.  So Aviva, Basil and I packed into the Prius and headed west. It took about two hours to get out there because somebody got rearended on the highway; auto accidents around […]

August 10th, 2008 by alephnaught

A day in Pasadena

Aviva and I dropped off Basil at our dog sitter and drove to Pasadena. We ate lunch at Mi Piance; don’t bother, the space is uninteresting and the food wasn’t worth the cost (the service was pleasant and good at least). We then went to a travel bookstore, Distant Lands Travel Bookstore. We made reservations […]

July 8th, 2008 by alephnaught

Things to see and do in Los Angeles

I’ve decided to organize all the web related stuff we find useful on Los Angeles into one place on my web site. This will include pages on places we’ve been (including links to blog entries), as well as links to other sites with information we found useful on LA. Hopefully that will make it easier […]

June 14th, 2008 by alephnaught

Venice Beach

We decided to take the dog down to Venice Beach – it was hitting over 90 degrees in the Valley and it was only in the mid 70s at the water front, and we’d heard that Venice Beach was still a hippie holdover from the ’60s. I liked it. We walked perhaps a quarter of […]