THE ‘GOLDEN STATE’ IS STILL GOLDEN – SOME PICTURES FROM MY SOJOURN IN CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA1One of my favourite places in the world is California. I’ve been there many times, and despite mud slides, drought, floods, canyon fires, freeway angst, sprawl, overpopulation etc. – it still shines brightly. <PHOTO ABOVE – 6:30 am, sunrise over Palm Desert>

CALIFORNIA19I’m standing in front of Robert Therrien’s ‘Under The Table’ at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Grand Avenue South, Los Angeles.  The Broad is LA’s newest art attraction – lineups every day.

CALIFORNIA6Two Canada Geese drop in for an (unwelcome) visit.

CALIFORNIA 12Norm’s, a California institution – like Fran’s in TORONTO

CALIFORNIA7Windmill farm, Palm Springs, off Interstate 10

CALIFORNIA21Testing Santa Monica’s brand new lightrail (LRT) transit system

CALIFORNIA20Inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAPhil)

CALIFORNIA7A Big Blue Bus stop, Santa Monica, a city that embraces public transport

CALIFORNIA23Farewell to Palm Springs – until next time.

CALIFORNIA22Passing over Chicago after midnight

TORONTO1Home again.