Just a quick post for today - I have too many things that I am juggling and need to finish before I leave. I was looking for some photos from CHA to send off to Mandy in Australia and I came across a few of the photos that I took on my trip to California that were not from the trade show.
A few blocks away on the street where we stayed in Hollywood there was a very eye-catching shop. It was a good landmark for telling the taxi drivers that we were nearly at our place. This shop was full of gigantic chandeliers, furniture and mirrors. I particularly liked the sign that said "Set Decorators Welcome" - a sign that we were in "movieland."
The chandeliers were some of the largest I have ever seen.
They were "dripping" with crystals and very sparkly - a different sort of bling...
Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to visit the shop during the hours it was open - so these photos were taken through the windows.
I liked all of the different colors - particularly the pale blue.
There were even a few red and green chandeliers - great for Christmas!
I thought this mirror was very "romantic" - I may try to turn this into a digital element or make a frame from it.
A little further down the street was the "Astro Burger" - we ate there one night and our food was delicious with American hamburgers and some Greek specialities as well.
Just beyond the burger shop was Paramount Pictures - one of the big movie studios. We thought about doing a tour but the times never worked out for us.
I really liked the ornamental gates - these look a lot like the designs on the "Ornamental Iron" cartridge.
This ironwork in the arch was just beautiful and I have a few ideas for projects inspired by this design.
Down the street in the opposite direction was a "Yum Yum Donuts" shop. We didn't get to indulge in these tasty treats but I loved the sign!
There was more snow today...fortunately, it melted off fairly quickly. I am really ready for the Winter to be over!
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