Sunday, May 27, 2007

More Los Angeles Adventures

Once again, I'm leaving the picture in the "Ken Burns" format so you can click on them and read the captions, if you'd like.

On one of Hope's trips to the Wholesale District in regards to her drapery rods, she dropped us off for a couple hours at Olvera Street.   Bob always goes there when he visits the area and I love to go there too, it was one of the places I remember visiting with my aunts, uncles, grandparents and my mom & dad on our trip in 1955.   The place where I had my first taste of Mexican cuisine

There's always musicians strolling the area.  We stood and listened to one group of three people who were being filmed, by a very professional looking group of photographers.  I love the music and the atmosphere of this place.

There are hundreds of stalls with all types of different merchandise for sale.  Bob & I particularly like the leather goods stalls.  Belts, purses, little coin purses, shoes...anything that can be made of leather.  And yes I bought another little wallet type purse that you hang around your neck....just big enough to hold some change, a few bills and your ID.  But...it's red and it really caught my eye, so I had to have it.  I think it was $6...so not very expensive.   Also, there are several open air places to eat.  We've been to several of them in the past and this year we tried a new place.  We sat at a table just ouside a glass partition where a man was making formed taco shells.  The food was very good and not at all expensive.   The service is great, the food good and the prices low...what more can you ask for ?

We had first walked down the street to the famous birth place of the French Dip sandwich, Philippes hoping to eat there.  It's situated between Olvera Street and China Town and across the street for the Los Angeles Union Station.   We had stopped there once earlier in the week with Hope, only to find literally hundreds of people waiting in line to order.   It was the same thing this day, so that's when we decided to go back and eat at Olvera street.  We did walk thru the place to use the restrooms and Bob wanted to show me a very interesting picture of a locomotive engine that went past the end of the track.  (I've posted that picture in this entry).

After about 3 hours Bob's cell phone rang and it was Hope on her way back to pick us up.   We hooked up with her on a nearby corner and we were soon on the busy freeway system, heading back to Pasadena.

Until next time........Linda

10 comments:

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda,  Love the photos even though I didn`t read the captions because I have to close soon. :o)   I would have loved to visit there so I could have a look round the stalls. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

jonibooks1991 said...

The pictures are wonderful, it looks nice and warm there.  The shops remind me of Mexico or even some places in Italy.  I feel like I go on a little trip with every entry I read.  Joni

jeadie05 said...

I love the pictures ,especially the ones of the  little dresses arent they beautiful ? what a lovely day out ...love Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I love the photos Linda. We saw some Red Hat ladies at the Grand Ole Opry! The little girl dresses were gorgeous, I would have loved one when I was young! I'm glad you had a good time! Have a lovely Memorial Day tomorrow. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

kaydeejay5449 said...

I always enjoyed Olvera Street, too.  It's been years since I was there.  The last time, my daughter was a little girl.  My friend and I took our kids to the LA Kids Museum and then to Olvera Street for lunch.  It was a fun day.
Hugs,  Kathy

mariealicejoan said...

Oh, you do make me long to visit these places you have taken us to in your journal!  
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

ally123130585918 said...

Lovely pictures Linda ~ How I wish I had been there with you ~ sounded like a wonderful journey ~ Ally x

fasttrack58 said...

Everythings so pretty at all the little shops.... hubby and I were married at an adobe in Niles Ca...
Have a great day!
Linda :)

robinngabster said...

The one picture that has the men's shirts in it...those are Michael's favorite shirts.  He got a ton of them when we lived in San Antonio.

gehi6 said...

I was trying to think of the street where we went shopping in Los Angeles, but you have named it here, Olvera street.  That seemed to be our favorite shopping place.  Gerry   http://journals.aol.com/gehi6/daughters-of-the-shadow-men/