January 15, 2012
WATTS, Calif. – So here's what happened. This weird dude named Sabato Rodia built a series of sculptures using random objects he found. The result is bed frames, bottles, tiles and sea shells held together with mortar. Oh and it's located off Compton Ave. in Watts., an area of South Central that had previously existed to me only in the form of rap lyrics.
MALIBU, Calif. – The oil tycoon J. Paul Getty built this villa in Pacific Palisades off the PCH but never lived to see it completed. The villa design was inspired by the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum, which was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – A camera obscura is a rare optical device first conceived by Aristotle that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen. However, I'm not sure who conceived of the idea to put one in the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center.
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – You didn't think I was going to L.A. without visiting Kelly Taylor's beach house from 90210, did you? Remember, I'm the guy who examined whether the Peach Pit had better music acts than the Bait Shop.