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ethereal_reality Nov 1, 2017 2:47 AM

:previous: ;) glad to be of service.




I never knew about this garden Martin! -glad you told us about it.
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Originally Posted by Martin Pal

There's a hidden Japanese Garden behind parking lot #6

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/14/97/97/1...167b50f00d.jpgThrillist

The garden is now gated off and has fallen into disrepair.
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I tried to find the garden using google-earth but I wasn't able to spot it--

until I noticed the steps in the pic below.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/vyGaN0.jpg
Urban Gardens Web


I believe I just found those steps. (note how overgrown the area is compared to the pic above)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/rzkEUF.jpg
google earth detail


here's a wider view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/aR0GKF.jpg
google_earth

Is this the right spot? (circled, upper right corner)

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CityBoyDoug Nov 1, 2017 3:10 AM

Hot Dogs & Beer
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7972031)
:previous: ;)


here's a wider view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/aR0GKF.jpg
google_earth


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Imagine the number of people who were displaced by this and the trivial use of land for a seasonal 'professional' sports game. Consider what better use could have been made of this precious land. Now its mostly a parking lot.

ethereal_reality Nov 1, 2017 3:17 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 7970923)
Maybe I should fire up the ol' Prius and take my camera up there.

Yes you should.

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"Yee Mee Loo's bar, the actual counter--known as the Kwan Yin bar, after the Chinese goddess of compassion--survived.

Much of the gilding on the bar has worn away, but it still boasts its original silk panels,
its tile and lanterns and its statues of the eight immortals of Chinese lore.


I wonder who snagged the clock with the reversed numbers?

tovangar2 Nov 1, 2017 4:56 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7972056)
I wonder who snagged the clock with the reversed numbers?

Amazon has one for $8.58.

JeffDiego Nov 1, 2017 6:52 AM

Mission Revival Kiosk
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7970892)
CBD and Earl, you'll be happy to know I finally located the source of this photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/R6glWs.jpg
LBPL

Title: Los Angeles Examiner office
Date: 1895
Description:
Shown here is the first Los Angeles Examiner newspaper office in Long Beach,
featuring mission style architecture, red tile roof, and arched, segmented windows.
A woman is seated inside, ready to serve customers at the window. At right, a man
wearing a suit and bowler hat stands in front of the small building.
ORIG. IMAGE: 4" x 5" faded sepia matte print mounted on board.

Provenance:
Gift of Mr. W. S. Clark January, 1917.
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Notice that two dates are given in the description; 1895 and 1917.

The way the provenance is worded, 'January 1917' sounds like the date Mrs. Clark donated the photograph to the Long Beach Public Library.
But I think the January 17 date might be the actual date of the photograph.

Just ASKING and curious. City Boy Doug and Earl (and possibly Ethereal), why exactly are you so skeptical that this photograph was taken in 1895? I would've guessed around 1900, perhaps a bit earlier, but of course that's my opinion.
For a refresher, I looked up Mission Revival architecture at wikipedia and it says that the style was most popular between 1890 and 1915 and an example from 1894 is the Burlingame Train Station south of San Francisco. Comparing the Burlingame Station and the L.A. Examiner kiosk - the general look and style seems pretty similar to me - especially the windows. Just sayin.'

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/MRLFRw.jpg
Burlingame, Ca. Train Depot, 1894
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...7-27-36_PM.JPG

And by the way Ethereal, your sleuthing deserves a bravo. Also, the person in the kiosk doesn't look like a woman to me. Looks like a young, slim guy in some kind of turtleneck pullover or sweater. Again, just sayin.'

Earl Boebert Nov 1, 2017 3:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7972146)
Just ASKING and curious. City Boy Doug and Earl (and possibly Ethereal), why exactly are you so skeptical that this photograph was taken in 1895? I would've guessed around 1900, perhaps a bit earlier, but of course that's my opinion.

[big snip]

My guess (and that is all that it is) was based on the gentleman's high collar and the shape of the light bulbs. But there should be a corporate history of the Examiner that would date the construction which, given the somewhat unfinished look of things to the left, appears to be newly completed.

I'm still curious as to what the structures behind the office are.

Cheers,

Earl

Martin Pal Nov 1, 2017 8:09 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7972053)
Imagine the number of people who were displaced by this and the trivial use of land for a seasonal 'professional' sports game. Consider what better use could have been made of this precious land. Now its mostly a parking lot.
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Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?
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CityBoyDoug Nov 1, 2017 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7972917)
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?
.

In the mid 1950's the all-wise LA City Council said that the proposed new Disneyland would amount to nothing and would have only local interest. Basically they said that it would be a flop.

The LA City Council members also were totally enthusiastic about giving the LA Dodgers [a private company] a new home.....at taxpayers expense. Today that site sits unused for most of the year...a wasteland parking lot.

Martin Pal Nov 1, 2017 8:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7972031)
I never knew about this garden Martin! -glad you told us about it.

here's a wider view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/aR0GKF.jpg
google_earth

Is this the right spot? (circled, upper right corner)

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Yes, that seems to be the correct location.

Here's a 2012 Google Image of the area. THings look alot greener, before several years of heavy drought and water restrictions.
Also, in your above photo, it looks like they're doing something, maybe, in Parking Lot #5.

https://urbdp598.files.wordpress.com...um-parking.jpgGoogle maps

https://www.barrystickets.com/blog/w...iumparking.jpgDaily Sports Pages

sopas ej Nov 1, 2017 8:53 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7972936)
The LA City Council members also were totally enthusiastic about giving the LA Dodgers [a private company] a new home.....at taxpayers expense. Today that site sits unused for most of the year...a wasteland parking lot.

And a total heat island, too.

Martin Pal Nov 1, 2017 9:17 PM

^^^

People see what they want to see.


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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7972936)
The LA City Council members also were totally enthusiastic about giving the LA Dodgers [a private company] a new home.....at taxpayers expense. Today that site sits unused for most of the year...a wasteland parking lot.

If you consider concerts, other sporting events, the stadium tours and Dodger museum, stores and new restaurants as being unused throughout out the year. For most of it's history the stadium has had the highest attendance of any other MLB ballpark including about 3.7 million people every year the last 5 years...if you consider that a waste...

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7971377)
--Instagram says that Dodger Stadium is the second most photographed place appearing on their site.

Perhaps you should relax, watch the first ever World Series Game 7 at Dodger Stadium tonight, the third oldest ballpark in the country, and have a cocktail.

http://www.ocregister.com/wp-content...e055.jpg?w=330OCR

Enjoy!

tovangar2 Nov 1, 2017 11:13 PM

:previous:


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7970821)
...it was home of the mysterious “blue drink” I recall thinking they tasted really great.

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sopas ej Nov 2, 2017 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7973019)
^^^

People see what they want to see.

If you consider concerts, other sporting events, the stadium tours and Dodger museum, stores and new restaurants as being unused throughout out the year. For most of it's history the stadium has had the highest attendance of any other MLB ballpark including about 3.7 million people every year the last 5 years...if you consider that a waste...

I actually agree with you on those points. And, Dodger Stadium is quite an iconic stadium, and holds many fond/sentimental memories for many (including myself). When there was talk some years ago about knocking it down and replacing it with a stadium downtown in a more urban setting (as was being done in other cities around the country at the time), I actually didn't like that idea.

But I do stand by my statement that its parking lots create a huge heat island. And, I wish the stadium was better connected with public transportation and with the rest of its surroundings. It was obviously built in an era when it was assumed that everyone would get to it by driving there themselves.

CityBoyDoug Nov 2, 2017 12:22 AM

http://cdn.lamag.com/wp-content/uplo...APD53_p059.jpg
http://cdn.lamag.com/wp-content/uplo...APD53_p059.jpg

Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles July, 1953 suicide

CityBoyDoug Nov 2, 2017 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 7973190)
I actually agree with you on those points. And, Dodger Stadium is quite an iconic stadium, and holds many fond/sentimental memories for many (including myself). When there was talk some years ago about knocking it down and replacing it with a stadium downtown in a more urban setting (as was being done in other cities around the country at the time), I actually didn't like that idea.

But I do stand by my statement that its parking lots create a huge heat island. And, I wish the stadium was better connected with public transportation and with the rest of its surroundings. It was obviously built in an era when it was assumed that everyone would get to it by driving there themselves.

The stadium should be retrofitted with a removeable roof so that it could host events in any weather. Currently the stadium is rather antique.

ethereal_reality Nov 2, 2017 12:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7973140)
:previous:

"Yee Mee Loo was home of the mysterious “blue drink”.

t2, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw Martin's pic.

I don't know if Martin's 'blue drink' was a sly reference to our YML discussion or just a coincidence.
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since you brought it up. :)

Several people on the tiki blog have said "Yee Mee Loo" literally means "Blue Drink".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/46ngRu.jpg
tikiroom

I don't know Chinese...but I doubt it.

Any translators here? ;)

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Lwize Nov 2, 2017 1:35 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7972053)
Consider what better use could have been made of this precious land.

Build an NFL stadium?


j/k

ethereal_reality Nov 2, 2017 2:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JeffDiego
Just ASKING and curious. City Boy Doug and Earl (and possibly Ethereal), why exactly are you so skeptical that this photograph was taken in 1895?

JD, I tend to agree with the 1895 date.

What confused me was: "Gift of Mr. W. S. Clark January, 1917." What is this date?
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fyi

I'm still trying to figure out the location.

While looking through early photographs of Long Beach amusement areas, this kiosk on the Silver Spray Pier caught my eye.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/GF5MSQ.jpg

As you can see an attempt was made to include architectural elements. (it brought to mind the Examiner kiosk)
--of course the Los Angeles Examiner kiosk is a much more substantial structure.







Here's the whole postcard:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/kKzt2O.jpg

"The Racing Coaster and Silver Spray Pier, Long Beach California"

CityBoyDoug Nov 2, 2017 3:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7973297)
JD, I tend to agree with the 1895 date.
What confused me was: "Gift of Mr. W. S. Clark January, 1917." What is this date?
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fyi

I'm still trying to figure out the location.
While looking through early photographs of Long Beach amusement areas, this kiosk on the Silver Spray Pier caught my eye.
As you can see an attempt was made to include architectural elements. (it brought to mind the Examiner kiosk)
--of course the Los Angeles Examiner kiosk is a much more substantial structure.
Here's the whole postcard.

"The Racing Coaster and Silver Spray Pier, Long Beach California"

I would surmise that the only place for such sales stand/kiosk would've been a place where there is a lot of foot traffic. The Long Beach amusement zone seems to be a logical place but that is just a guess.

Yes ER, I also came across that same card in my research.

ethereal_reality Nov 2, 2017 3:58 AM

Two 1963 aerials currently on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/P5qCk5.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles...MAAOSwrhhZ7fpa







http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/vm9R1d.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles....c100005.m1851

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