Flying to LA, southeastern California below
The Claremont Hotel (or Hotel Claremont Hotel, depending on whether you believe the sign or the canopy), a '30's inexpensive hotel in Westwood for UCLA Visitors
The UCLA Bruin (statue)
The view southwest from the Getty Center, toward Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, and the Pacific. Yes, tha's smog, and it's Sunday, although here and there it was the sunny LA of old.
View up from the lawn, toward the southeast.
The Getty Center looking up from the lawn toward the southeast. More southerly and further down in the lawn than the previous one.
A more easterly view from farther northwest in the lawn.
Sculpture outside the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, around noon.
One of "Balzac"'s hands. Rodin's hands are always striking to me.
Different figure, Rodin hands.
Goldenrain Tree pods
Goldenrain Tree pods closeup
Garden Statuary with Japanese Tourist
Portrait of a Peasant, van Gogh
Picasso's Current Lady
From the Norton Simon Garden Pond
From the Norton Simon Garden Pond. Don't know what they are, besides beautiful.
From the Norton Simon Garden. Don't know what it is, besides beautiful.
Bird of Paradise From the Norton Simon Garden.
More Bird of Paradise From the Norton Simon Garden.
I still don't know what this is, but I think the bee does.
Yet More Bird of Paradise From the Norton Simon Garden.
Yellow Flower from the Norton Simon Garden Pond.
Probably a different bee.
I have no idea.
Some kind of iris, I guess.
The Third Duck
It ain't LA without palm trees. View north, northwest toward Santa Monica from near LAX.
View northeast with Santa Monica Mountains faintly visible in the distance.
Apparently the birds survive smog.
Century City, north through the smog.
Santa Monica Pier just after dusk.
Pacific Park Ferris Wheel
Palm Tree on Santa Monica Beech.
Two More Santa Monica Beach Palms
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