Friday, July 29, 2011

L.A. historical transit system

Via Curbed LA, the attached link shows a map of the transit system L.A. abandoned in favor of freeways.  That turned out well....

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Blade Runner location video

This is pretty cool - a 10 minute video juxtaposing scenes from Blade Runner with views of the actual locations.

Philippe the Original

JJ had the great idea of going down to the California Science Center today, and we had a great time.  I didn't get too many pictures (a couple are in the slideshow of one of the outer structures).  But afterwards, we decided to go to Philippe's for lunch.  I hadn't been there in a long time, my dad & my grandpa used to like to go there.  For those of you who don't know, the restaurant has been around since 1908 and Philippe supposedly invented the French Dip sandwich.  Whether he did or not it's the same as it ever was and Philippe's is the best.  We also ordered lemonade, potato salad, and boysenberry pie.  I wasn't thinking about pie, but literally almost every person in front of me ordered a piece of pie, which made me think "Well, looks like I need to order some pie".  I've never been there when the place wasn't jammed.  Mini slideshow after the jump.  And yes, that is indeed the famed SR-71 Blackbird sitting outside the Science Center.  What an impressive piece of machinery - my dad and I saw it flying at an air show a long time ago, and it is one of the coolest memories I have from childhood.