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