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
The Best of the West An anthology of Classic writing from the American West, Tony Hillerman, ed., $14.00
The Day of the Locust Nathaniel West, $19.95 Novel about the savagery lurking beneath the American Dream--Merriam Webster Dictionary of Literature
**Miss Lonelyhearts Nathaniel West
Farewell, My Lovely Raymond Chandler, $8.80
Ali Baba's Bookshop Complex Back to Mrs. Johnson's Launch Pad ESL Links
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.
- The Getty Museum
- Walker Evans' Photographs: we saw this exhibit in summer 1998, and I understand they're showing again this summer (2001)
- 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!)
American Visions PBS' web site on Robert Hughes' American Art Special
America Seen return to Mrs. Johnson's Launch Pad
- Philippe's French Dip
- Menu, photographs, history
- We went here by DASH bus in summer 1997
- 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
- Students love the Chicken Soft Tacos and free refills in the Taco Bell Food Court just off San Pedro Street, around the corner from Bukkyo-LA.
- 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 (Abe) and staff, who are all especially helpful. They've moved a couple of blocks east in the last year or so.
- 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.