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Monday, December 8, 2014

A TRIP TO DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES ART DISTRICT...ALICE IN WONDERLAND MURALS

SINCE MY MIDDLE SON IS GOING TO COLLEGE IN LOS ANGLES, WE GET TO VISIT THE AREA ABOUT EVERY TWO MONTHS.

I had been eyeing the artwork on some of the buildings surrounding the Art's District of Los Angeles, which happens to be only a few blocks from where my son is going to the top architect school in the world.

So, we drove there and took photos.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

LET US BEGIN WITH THE MAD HATTER

AND THE RED QUEEN

A VERY FREAKY WHITE RABBIT BUT HE DOES HAVE HIS POCKET WATCH!



THE CHESHIRE CAT, NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT!


THE HOOKA, SMOKING, CATERPILLAR


THE MARCH HARE (ABOVE THE CATERPILLAR)
TWEEDLEDEE AND TWEEDLEDUM (YUP! THAT'S HOW THEY'RE SPELLED!)


THE JABBERWOCKY


ONE OF THE WALLS DEVOTED TO WONDERLAND, WITH A RED HEART CARD ON THE LEFT SIDE.


AND HERE IS QUITE A VOULUPTIOUS ALICE, WANDERING HER WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF L.A.

PART OF ONE WALL OF THE MURAL WITH MUSHROOMS AND THE DODO BIRD INCLUDED.


ONE WHOLE WALL AT A DISTANCE.


I hope you have enjoyed this tour of what goes on in the Los Angeles' Art's District.
'Alice in Wonderland' has been a favorite book of mine since I was a child, which is a long time ago.

I have no less than eleven Alice related books in my personal library, including 'The Annotated Alice' and also, a vintage stage play booklet with the script and parts.

Until next time, when we meet again...who knows where I shall take you next time!

posted by Teresa in California

17 comments:

suziqu's thread works said...

Absolutely amazing mural artwork of Alice in Wonderland! Stunning, in fact!
Thanks for your kind comment too dear Teresa!
Have a truly Blessed Christmas!
Hugs,
Suzy

Jennifer said...

I wish all artwork on outside walls looked like this! Very beautiful!

Terri said...

Hello Dear! What a delight to visit you again! How are you doing? Your trip to LA looks very fun, and artistic! What a treat to be able to visit so often. The art work is amazing.
Congratulations to your son and his great opportunity to study in an excellent school.
Have a lovely holiday season!
hugs,
Terri

Debi said...

Makes for a more BEAUTIFUL world to be sure....
xoDebi

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, these are amazing!

Gaby Bee said...

I love street art and these examples are amazing. Love especially the first one!
Have a wonderful holiday season my dear friend!

Gaby xo

Patri Bears said...

Great!
Tutto assolutamente fantastico e sorprendente!
Patri

KathyB. said...

The art work is eye-catching & as suziqu said "stunning". I did find the Cheshire cat and white rabbit a bit disturbing, and Alice is very grown up, but still, an amazing wall ( building ) of murals !

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Teresa, I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Gaby

Laura Quaglia said...

What a great show so fun love the work. How nice to be able to the trip Trying to visit new blogs yours is great will be back
Merry Christmas Some day going go to LA with my cousin maybe I will meet you then.Laura

Teresa Kasner said...

Thanks for sharing those murals.. wonderful art! Nice to meet you! Teresa :-)

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh do I know this area well; I was born here and grew up in South Central! TERESA! GOOD MORNING and happy JESUS'S BIRTHDAY!

May your day be filled with blessings of family and peace my sister! Thank you for coming to visit me and I wish you a wonderful 2015! I am enjoying two weeks off from work and it is so good.

BLESSINGS TO YOU! Anita

Palomasea said...

Right near Anita...and I am wishing you a very Merry Christmas, dear Teresa!
May you have joy and many blessings in this magical season....

This art is certainly "grown-up", isn't it? Amazing talent...
How exciting for your son to be attending such a great school.
I am sending lots of hugs...
Merry Christmas!
xoxo,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh how these murals bring back such great memories of SUNSHINE and warmth as we walked the streets of L.A......

Teresa dearest, thank you for coming to visit me! Many thanks for the years of inspiration and encouragement and kinship! And I pray for more, more, more.

We are in a deep freeze out here, and now I have to get up and get ready to drive out to work. LOVE TO YOU DEAR ONE! Anita

Ines RdP said...

hello sweetie :)
nice post!, great pics so inspiring . . .
love design of your blog ... like everything!
Tell me how about follow each other?
Let me know please, I always follow back :)
Have an inspiring day :**
keep in touch

xoxo
www.thegrisgirl.blogspot.com.es

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a fun trip that must have been! The artwork is wonderful but I find it disquieting the scene with the hookah is one of serenity. There's a lot of violence in those drawings and cause fear in me for the youth of today. Makes me sort of want to gather them up, bring them to the farm and expose them to the joys of farm living.
BTW, thanks Teresa for visiting Thistle Cove Farm; your visit reminded me to add you to my side bar. Hopefully, yours was a happy and joyful Christmas and new year.

Artfully Musing said...

Very cool!