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Downtown Los Angeles Tour

Photo tour of Downtown Los Angeles


Nowhere else in the metro area encompasses so many aspects of the city's colorful history as downtown Los Angeles does. Touring it is like zipping around in a time machine. One minute, you're at the city's beginnings and five minutes later, you behold the downtown Los Angeles of future in the making, past snuggled up against present in a melange that typifies L. A. at its chaotic best.

As nice as it seems to visit these downtown sights in chronological order, it isn't practical. Our tour of Downtown Los Angeles starts at Grand Avenue and 3rd Street. It's a loop that goes north to Chinatown, so you can start and end anywhere that's convenient for you.

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Like a dream...Here's Downtown Los AngelesThey don't make 'em like this any moreBiltmore HotelI don't get it. Neither does he. How about you?Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)exterior of the broad museumThe Broad
Great music, outstanding architecture.Disney Hall and the Music CenterPretty outside - but you should see the inside.Our Lady of the AngelsIt's one of those buildings that will have you saying: "What is that??"Performing Arts High SchoolOur opinion of this sightseeing standby may surprise you.Chinatown Los Angeles
Are the lines always this long?Philippe the OriginalThe last great train station.Los Angeles Union StationThere's more to the Old Pueblo than just shopping.Olvera Street - El Pueblo de Los AngelesWhat fictional characters had their offices here?City Hall
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