The Day’s Photography

JUST ABOVE SUNSET – as a commentary site – has gone dark, at least for now. For now there’s just occasional photography.

Downtown Time Warp (35 images): Park on Hill Street at Third. Up on Bunker Hill, the always new giant glass skyscrapers at California Plaza. But walk around the corner. At 307 South Broadway there’s what left of Sid Grauman’s 1917 “Million Dollar Theater” – one of the first movie palaces built in the United States, when films were silent. Ten years later he built Grauman’s Egyptian Theater and then Grauman’s Chinese Theater, both on Hollywood Boulevard. Downtown Los Angeles didn’t matter anymore. But this is still here, waiting for better times. Spanish Colonial Revival with bursts of lavish Churrigueresque decoration, statues, longhorn skulls, and much more, from the Los Angeles architect Albert C. Martin Sr. But that was long ago. Still, the city is a time machine. ~ Thursday, January 27, 2022

About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.
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