Thursday, September 10, 2009
Take a walking tour of Downtown LA
The next time you're in Downtown LA, take a moment to appreciate all the public art that's around you. The Art Program of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles recently launched a series of podcasts to help you do just that. The podcasts, available for free to download to your MP3 player, take you on a historic and artistic journey through the Financial District, Historic Core, Bunker Hill and Little Tokyo areas of Downtown. Each walking tour runs around 2 hours long self-paced, and can be downloaded piecemeal according to stops within the tour, or as a full package.
Enjoy a nice leisurely stroll, take in some art, and get a little exercise. Be sure to check out my personal favorite piece, and one I think we can all relate to: "Corporate Head" (pictured above) in the Financial Core at the Ernst & Young Plaza. Download more information on the Public Art Walking Tour Podcasts, or visit www.crala.org/art.