Monday, January 26, 2015

Downtown L.A. Walking Tour, Monday, January 26th, 2015

I recently discovered a small company that does small tours around the Downtown L.A. area. It's called Downtown L.A. Walking Tours. It started as a Sunday service to locals and visitors, then became a weekend service. Just recently, they added tours throughout the week as well. I signed up for the 2pm Old and New Downtown L.A. tour.

From the website: "Experience the history of Los Angeles from its mirrored development in the early 20th Century to its eventual growth of unique landmarks, which have become new destinations for all to explore."

Below are some photos I took of the tour.

Grand Central Market

Broadway being redesigned to add dining seating on the street, as well as an eventual new trolley system. All the details are still being determined.

Inside the Bradbury Building on Broadway.
The elevator shaft inside the Bradbury Building.

A statue of Charlie Chaplin inside the Bradbury Building.

This mural is in honor of the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. 

Cole's Restaurant. It's the oldest restaurant in the Los Angeles area.

Clifton's Cafeteria. It's currently in talks of being re-opened.

Inside the Diamonds Jewelry Theater Center.

The Millenium Biltmore Hotel.

North view from the City Hall observation deck.

West view of the City Hall observation deck, with Grand Park.

Grand Park.

South view of Los Angeles from the Cty Hall observation deck.

Downtown L.A.