Digital Camera Sites/Sights
- Cam-demonium: L.A. Cams
- KFI AM640's Links to Digital Cameras around the Los Angeles Area
- The Hollywood Sign
- Take a look at the Hollywood Sign from a Digital Camera fixed on it 24 hours/day
- The Strand Cam
- Digital Camera on the Beach in Hermosa Beach, Mrs. Johnson's Home Town
- Free Time, Getting Around, and Maps
- L.A. Downtown Maps
- Metrolink Information
Text and photos by the students of Bukkyo LA's summer 1998 session
Summer 2000Pearls before swine.
- Summer 1998
The Best of the West
An anthology of Classic writing from the American West, Tony Hillerman, ed.
Ali Baba's Bookshop Complex
Back to Mrs. Johnson's Launch Pad
Places to Go and Things to See
- The Real America
- Kitschy fun American Culture put together for you by Mrs. Johnson
- Channel 2000
- Local events and culture, plus links to L.A. Times Calendar Site
- Murals in L.A.
- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
- This is just down Wilshire and houses a superb permanent collection of
representative art from Egyptian times through the present and, as a public museum,
is able to get the finest traveling shows from around the world.
It's the best all-around Art Museum on the West Coast--and it's free on the
second Tuesday of the month; it's also open until 8PM most evenings.
- "Next door" is the Page Museum and the La Brea Tar Pits, where you
can watch actual archeological digs in progress: the tar pits are right there as they have been for thousands of years and from which the dinosaur bones of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History in Exposition park were retrieved.
- Also on the site is a fine Asian Museum in a unique spiraling building
- MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art
- is located downtown at 1st and Grand. Admission is free on Thursday evenings from 5-8 P.M., when, in the summer they also have "Summer Nights" free jazz performances on the Sculpture Plaza. Its sister museum, the Geffen Contemporary, is located at 1st and Central, just steps away from the Miyako Inn. This museum (the Geffen Contemporary) is also free on Thursday evenings, but is closed until 20 September 1998.
- The Getty Museum
- Walker Evans' Photographs: we saw this exhibit in the summer 1998 session
- Watts Towers
- Watts Towers
- from Digital City, Los Angeles. Go on the photo tour after you read the introduction
- Watts Towers
- USC--Digital Camera of Plaza with informational links
- Digital Camera focused on Tommy Trojan (make a date with your friends in Japan and smile for the camera!)
- Philippe's French Dip
- Menu, photographs, history
- We went here by DASH bus in the summer 1997 session
- You must try their house mustard
- Canter's Delicatessen
- for a fine slice of Pastrami and LA both!
- hint: a visit here is like being in one of Walker Evans' photos!
- Taco Bell
- in Art: This is a wonderful portrait of a tostada by an old friend from the CSULB Art Department, Richard Montoya
- Bukkyo students love the Chicken Soft Tacos and free refills in the Taco Bell Food Court on San Pedro Street, around the corner from the school.
- We've been treated very kindly at the Subway at First and Main: Thanks Jose!
- We were also very well treated at the Subway at 2805 S. Figueroa, near USC
- The last time we went to the 1st and Main Subway, it was closed;
- next door, at the Olive Tree,
- we found fabulous Italian food and a warm welcome from the manager and staff, who are all especially helpful.
- Grand Central Market and the Bradbury Building.
- The Broadway Movie Palaces.
- Digital City, Los Angeles
- Links to all the sights
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- The Phantom of the Opera home page
- It has links to the summary
- and to the complete libretto (from Tower Records)
- Bukkyo students went to see this in the Summer 1998 session.
- More of the United States:
- Spring 1999 students did homestay in Petaluma
- Summer 1998 the students did homestay in Seattle
- Williamsburg, Virginia
- Area Map
- Grab-A-Byte Restaurant Listings
- for Williamsburg
- American Visions
- PBS' web site on Robert Hughes' American Art Special
- America Seen
- return to Mrs. Johnson's Launch Pad
- go on to Student Journals and Photos, summer 1998