The Most Photogenic City


We had walked over from her place on Benton Way in the late afternoon and stopped into a bright Mexican restaurant and sat at the bar where they had expensive tequilas and cheap margaritas. At El C√≥ndor, on Sunset at Edgecliffe, the bartender was tall and black and efficient, fast serving the cold, salted glasses…

I Like This Building.


Wilshire/Vermont., originally uploaded by Here in Van Nuys. In Los Angeles, where development above the subway stop was only invented about 3 years ago, many "architectural" critics are aghast at the minimalist apartment house on Wilshire and Vermont. From the first time I saw it, I liked it. It has a Northern European modernist air.…

Apartments Above the Metro Line.


A lot of what is built in LA is heralded by boosters as being the start of some new epic in this city: Dorothy Chandler Pavillon, Disney Hall, Citywalk, Getty, Disneyland. But do these mega-projects contribute to our daily life? Quietly and almost in an un-LA way, the construction of apartments along the MTA Red…