Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wallet Card Visits Downtown L.A.!

Aloha everybody,

I had to venture out to downtown L.A. today, and you know where I go, Wallet Card goes.

Parking being what it is downtown, I ended up parking about five blocks away from my destination, but that worked out alright, because it afforded me a great chance for some unexpected exercise on a very nice day to be out walking around. 

I was born in downtown L.A., and I love this little chunk of cityscape that we have here, so I took advantage of the opportunity and whipped out ol' Sandy Koufax to join me on my city walkabout.

I noticed today that Wallet Card's edges are starting to softly bend and conform to the curvature of my wallet. I then opened the cheap camera on my phone and got to snappin'...

Here's Sandy mugging in front of the world-famous Disney music hall (or whatever they call this brushed steel monstrosity). 

Actually, I really dig this building, and she was in great form bouncing off the morning sunlight today.  

 Believe it or not, back when Sandy was owning this town on a small mound of dirt just a few miles behind this shot, and I was growing up on a hunk of concrete just a few miles beyond this shot, that beautiful, bullet-headed building, L.A. City Hall, was the tallest structure in the city.

 Now of course, our little downtown area has got much taller buildings cropping up all over the place. 

Here's me getting all artsy with Wallet Card and my cheap phone camera. 

Speaking of artsy...


How about Wallet Card making a stop over at MOCA? 

Sandy Koufax and Andy Warhol: a pair of artists who were simultaneously mastering their crafts in different arenas, at opposite ends of the continent. 

Wallet Card declares his cardboard self to be Contemporary Art. 

Closing out with two iconic giants of Los Angeles, side by side.

Time to say Aloha! to the city.


  1. I hope Wallet Card didn't get any sunburn.

    1. Thanks for the concern, Nick.
      Wallet Card felt it was reminiscent of pitching on a long ago, Sunday day game.

  2. Neat stuff! I've walked around downtown LA once or twice and it's quite a town.

    1. Thanks, buddy. It was a great day to be walking around.

  3. I'll speak for everybody in the Northeast that we are all jealous of your weather.

    1. Yeh, I know what you mean. The sky was brilliant Dodger Blue yesterday.
      Vin Scully calls it "shirtsleeve weather".