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Very random photos, taken within the last 2 days (8.5-6.2022)


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Dinner. I had a bai mon bowl.

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Then we went down the street for cocktails.

This cocktail was called La Pasión Dominicana.

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A Punta Cana.

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Random pics, taken today, Sunday, 8.7.2022.

Tag along with my partner and me to lunch and then dinner!

Lunch...

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Good food at this place. I got the smoked mushroom Greek salad.

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I had to buy gas.

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Some hours later, it was dinnertime...

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Tofu with black bean sauce.

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Potstickers. Vegetable on the left, chicken on the right.

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Mapo tofu.

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Oh... just a few very random photos. Taken the past few days, including today.


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I love me some Hainan chicken rice.

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A very nice cream ale.

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Oh the waning days of summer. It was a beach Sunday. Random photos taken 8.21.2022.


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Smoked pineapple mezcalito.

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Tuna ceviche.

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Shrimp and octopus ceviche.

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These lamp posts were originally poles that held the trolley wires for the old Pacific Electric streetcars.

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Any takers?

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Some random photos...

Both my partner and I took half days off from work so we could go to the Soft Cell concert on Wednesday evening, 8.24.2022.

So, tag along with me and my partner to lunch, dinner, and the Soft Cell concert at the YouTube Theater!


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Some random photos...

Yesterday... (9.8.2022)

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For the past 10 days or so, the Los Angeles area has been hit with a massive heat wave. Temps in the 90s and 100s, with temps reaching the upper 80s and 90s even at the beaches. Some muggy days, too. It made me lazy to walk around and take pictures... But today, Friday, 9.9.2022, we're experiencing Tropical Storm Kay, which is giving us rain and some more mugginess, but it's helping us cool down. And today, my partner and I decided to eat out for dinner. So, tag along with us!

We took the train. A rainy South Pas Station.

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We went to a French restaurant in Chinatown.

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French cider.

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Cheese and charcuterie board.

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Giant beans and citrus.

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Sardines in a tin.

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Duck in a jar.

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The restaurant is next to the elevated Metro Rail tracks---and just near the Chinatown Station.

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Olives and nuts, and escargots.

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Here's the restaurant.

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Done with dinner. Time to go home. The rain had let up a bit.

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Headin' home...

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Love the rain, and although I hate humidity it was kind of okay because I knew a change was coming and we get some relief from this awful heat. We always get our bad heatwaves after the rest of the country just as summer is ending. Chinatown is building up and looking good, I also love the sky photo and the ones of the train’s are totally awesome.
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Thanks for the comment!

Yeah, I really looked forward to the rain, and we did indeed get relief from the heat.

Today even though it was very warm it was much more bearable and not even uncomfortable to me. Seems like we're back to more normal late summer temps. Today was very different from Friday.

I took a few pictures today... just a few.

Saw this very nice Triumph TR6.

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Went to a chocolate place for a pick me up.

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Good sipping chocolate. I got a hot one, my partner got an iced one.

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We went to a French restaurant in Chinatown.
Alright, that's some French food! I never saw "giant beans and citrus" over here, though.
It might be some exotic touch that they added to their menus, or I simply don't know about it.

Beware of charcuterie or stuff bathed in melted butter like escargots.
Obviously, that's no healthy food at all. It causes people who do too much of it to die from strokes, cancer and bad diseases when they grow older.
You may do it from time to time if you like it, but certainly not on a daily basis.

You know, it's always the same... "À consommer avec modération", as they say here.
That means "do not get addicted to that shit".
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Thanks for the comments, mousquet!

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Alright, that's some French food! I never saw "giant beans and citrus" over here, though.
It might be some exotic touch that they added to their menus, or I simply don't know about it.
It's the first time we've had them at a French restaurant too. I think they're just butter beans, but my partner and I love butter beans, and they shave the citrus zest on them, and if I remember correctly it had a bit of olive oil too. After I read your comment, I also thought it was something they just decided to add to the menu, but it made me want to do a Google search. And interestingly, I found that they serve them at a little wine bar in Paris called La Buvette (not to be confused with the restaurant called Buvette, apparently); my guess is the restaurant we went to got the idea from La Buvette. Here is an article, and you can see the picture of the giant beans and citrus: https://www.afar.com/places/la-buvette-paris

And here's the location on Google Maps:
67 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France https://www.google.com/maps/place/La...42!4d2.3792998

Being that you're in Paris, maybe you can check it out some time, and let me know what you think of it, whether you like it, or absolutely hate it.

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Beware of charcuterie or stuff bathed in melted butter like escargots.
Obviously, that's no healthy food at all. It causes people who do too much of it to die from strokes, cancer and bad diseases when they grow older.
You may do it from time to time if you like it, but certainly not on a daily basis.

You know, it's always the same... "À consommer avec modération", as they say here.
That means "do not get addicted to that shit".
Thanks for your advice. I usually try to eat healthy. I don't eat this kind of stuff often, but I do like to have it once in a while.
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^ I like any kind of beans, so I'd most likely enjoy this thing.
I don't like sardines so much on the other hand, although it's ok when dressing is good enough.
It seems that their big beans are served with sardines...

I might try it anyway. That could be entertaining. Thanks for the suggestion.
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My understanding of La Buvette is, you can order any small plates that you want, any combo of them, or just even one plate, so I don't think you have to order sardines if you don't care for them.

If you do go and have the big beans, please let me know if you liked them, and what you thought of La Buvette.
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Random photos, taken Sunday, 9.18.2022.

"The sun is shining, the grass is green, the orange and palm trees sway... there's never been such a day, in Beverly Hills, L.A....

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[Record Scratch] But I ain't dreaming of no white Christmas!


What do you think, a 20th Century Fox worker got a free license plate frame?

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Lunch time.

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Raspberry Lambic.

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Smoked trout rillettes.

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Niçoise salad.

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Jasmine tea.

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The very first/original Cheesecake Factory is to the left there.

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Lambos.

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This little white commercial building in the center was the last one designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the LA area. It opened in 1952.

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Tacky Dior storefront. The figure holding a trumpet reminds me of Mormon temples.

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"Back where we started, here we go 'round again..."

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Where we had eaten.

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I've been seeing these modern black California plates here and there.

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I squeezed between a Tesla and a Fit. Well, not really. I had a little more than enough room.

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Dinner time.

Retsina.

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Taramosalata, soutzoukakia, and feta and olives.

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Halloumi.

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Gigantes plaki sto fourno.

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Mavrodaphne.

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Greek yogurt.

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Obnoxious family had a noisy dog with them and their baby left a huge mess.

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Just a few random pics taken this evening... Tuesday, 9.20.2022.

Tag along with my partner and me to dinner!

I chose this restaurant because not far from it is a new little park that opened on Saturday, and after dinner I wanted to check it out.

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A few views from the window.

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Papadam and chutneys.

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Fish coconut curry, bengan bharta, malai kofta, and rice.

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Playhouse Village Park. A little park, but much nicer than the surface parking lot it replaced.

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Very random photos, taken over the last few days... including today.

A German restaurant...

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A Jamaican restaurant...

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Goat curry, fried plantains, cabbage, and yams.

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A Burmese restaurant...

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Tea leaf salad.

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Fish cake in tomato sauce.

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My partner and I love libraries.

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This particular library has a nice view of the Pacific Ocean.

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The exterior of the library.

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Wonderful photos of our awesome region.
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Went here...

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...and got baked feta. Among other things.

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Random photos, taken today, Wednesday, 10.5.2022.

Tag along with me and my partner to dinner and a walk!

Sangria.

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Picadillo.

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Plantains.

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And now begins our walk. You know, you gotta walk off your dinner.

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Atwater Village is kind of a nice little commercial area. We like the Cuban restaurant there for sure.

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Photos I took yesterday evening, Thursday, 10.6.2022---many of them taken by me while inebriated.

After dinner, we decided to venture out and have some hard ciders...

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This place is BOMB.

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The two guys closest to the camera had German accents. The bartender asked them "how did you guys find out about this place?" They said "we saw it on Google Maps. It said it serves cider and beer. We thought 'how could you go wrong with that?'"

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My first of 3 ciders.

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At this point I was really buzzed and was somehow enamored with the restroom.

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Something about the black tile, maybe...

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We then decided to take a walk before heading home...

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