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Spooky Ship Stories: The Queen Mary

How did a ship of the British White Star company end up sitting in Long Beach on the coast of California? That's a pretty good question because after all, the massive ship is one of the most emblematic symbols of Los Angeles' biggest ports. It is especially well known because of its inclusion as one… Continue reading Spooky Ship Stories: The Queen Mary

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Grand Central Market: A Taste of Nostalgia

I remember my grandparents taking me to downtown Los Angeles all the time while I was younger. Since my parents worked during the day, I would often end up riding the long bus ride with them as they bought things for the week. Maybe that's why I have kind of a fondness for public transport… Continue reading Grand Central Market: A Taste of Nostalgia

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California’s Danish Town: Solvang

During my family's visits to Santa Barbara, almost every time we've made a point of going to Solvang; on one such occasion we even spent Christmas there, wandering around the quaint little town and its sparkling Christmas lights. With a population of only 5000, it's not a large city by any means and certainly nowhere… Continue reading California’s Danish Town: Solvang

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Balboa Park: From Temporary Exhibit to an Integral Part of San Diego

When visiting Balboa Park, the first thing you notice is the architecture which is rather interesting given that it emulates the Spanish colonial style of very detailed Baroque churches. Many of these buildings don't actually date to the Spanish or even Mexican period but to a much later date, constructed for the 1915-1916 Panama-California Exhibition.… Continue reading Balboa Park: From Temporary Exhibit to an Integral Part of San Diego