Since I have some time right now I post a few more Los Angeles pictures from my last trip to the US.
Nice old truck
The other day err night Irenie took me to Santa Monica. There is a free concert every now and then and people bring food and drinks. Great evening out at the beach. Still puzzled that people could drink booze at the beach and the cops did not interfere???
Pelicans at Venice Beach – and there are a lot of them
The place where Irinie has her flat does sometimes a “House Party” I think it is a nice idea since you could meet a few of your neighbours and talk to them. There is free food and free drinks and a band.
The Pasadena City Hall is called a significant architectural example of the City Beautiful movement of the 1920s. At last that is what Wikipedia thinks and i could not agree more!
The Pasadena City Hall is located at 100 North Garfield Avenue in downtown Pasadena, California. It was designed by John Bakewell and Arthur Brown from Bakewell and Brown out of San Francisco. Influenced by the early Renaissance style of 16th century Italian architect Andrea Palladio if features elements of both Mediterranean Revival Style and Spanish Colonial Revival Style architecture. The construction was completed on December 27, 1927.
The other night Irenie took me to her friend Adam Tenenbaum and his tree in the front yard. Well not your usual tree I have to say. Adam got me a cold beer and flipped the power switch. Wow – that is quite something!
A few years ago Adam came home from a set-building job with three spare chandeliers. They where to big for his house but they would look perfect hung in his tree and they had to be lit.
Now he has more than 30 chandeliers hanging in the tree. All wired up and looking magical against the night sky. The quite neighbourhood in Silver Lake – at last in his street – does the rest to the fairy tale feeling that sneaks up after a few seconds under the tree. While Irenie and Adam talked i snapped a few pictures of the Chandelier Tree:
Going to LA?
Check out the The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake next time you’re in Los Angeles at 2811 W. Silver Lake Drive! There is plenty of parking so do not worry. The best time is just before the sun goes behind the mountain and the blue hour starts. From there towards the black sky the lit tree looks the best. And if you want to help maintain it, drop a quarter or a few into the parking meter in front of the tree – the electric bill is a bitch!
Filmmaker Colin Kennedy passed the tree almost daily for nearly six years and finally decided to shoot a short video: