An office outing for Meyer & Allen Associates. Led by Travis Tarr, we ascended the steps and red car right-of-way paths through the hills of Silver Lake.
Loma Vista Staircase.
Corralitas Red Car Property.
We ended the hike with a picnic in the the Meadow. Travis made all the food for the picnic, which included Arnold Palmer, 6 sandwiches, 2 salads, 2 fruit salads, and ice. Who brings ice to a picnic? Travis does.
Then biked to Downtown LA for Avishay’s birthday picnic at the new Grand Park. I’ve never seen “(500) Days of Summer”, but there is suppose to be this scene where Joseph Gordon Lovin’ is dancing around a huge fountain. That fountain and surrounding park have been under renovation/remodeling for the past 2 years by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, and finally opened up its west portion to the public. Grand Park will stretch from the Music Center to City Hall.
The park is dotted with these bright pink benches and picnic tables, which are mostly all movable, easily able to be reconfigured according to the users of the park. I suppose they are also difficult to not spot if a thief was to carry them away from the park, down the sidewalk in downtown LA. ”Where did you get that hot pink bench?” “Home Depot.” “Liar.”
To kick off the opening, the park featured a couple of local bands. Here is Fools Gold, being handed a piece of paper by Avishay’s dad which read ”Happy Birthday, Avishay”. Best dad ever.
And then Avishay’s dad led us in raising the roof while dancing.
The project also modernized the amazing Arthur J. Mill Fountain, which now features new lighting, synchronized water show, and a “splash-zone”.
Then walked over to the California State Historic Park for the annual Renegade Craft Fair. Good buddies Genevieve Santos and Faheema Chaudhury were hustlin’.
Ended the day with a Red Line rail ride and bike ride to Vermont and Sunset, just in time for the sunset gleaming off of the Bullocks Wilshire Building.