St Vincent Ct
After breakfast, we started our day and went to St Vincent Court. This is a single, small street which is modelled after a european street. There are european stores and cafes here. It wasn’t actually as cool as it sounded, but we took a look anyway.
Faux European Street | Los Angeles,CA
We walked down the street towards a specific place, but came across the last bookstore. This bookstore, firstly, is huge, and secondly is in an old bank, which looks awesome!
The Vault Door
Whilst here at the bookstore, a lady was looking for her child, who had run off. Luckily, we had seen the child just before, so knew the direction she went and informed the mother. We ended up going the opposite way from the mum and attempting to find the child for her.
Former Bank Bookstore | Los Angeles,CA
Eventually, we found the child and returned her to her mum! This was a tense time, and the dramatic music that was playing at the time didn’t help.
Oldest Commercial Building | Los Angeles,CA
Next stop was the Bradbury building. This is the oldest commercial building remaining in Los Angeles and has terrific architecture, as seen from the photos.
We stopped for a coffee next door at Blue Bottle Coffee. This place smelled great and the coffee was just as excellent!
Blue Bottle Coffee | Los Angeles,CA
From here, we took a little walk to Little Tokyo, well, at least part of it. It really did feel like Japan, but it also wasn’t all that exciting, unfortunately.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
We left little Tokyo a little disappointed, but walked further onto the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is looks incredible.
Just down the road from here was the Grand Park, which has a fancy name, and we were walking through here to get to city hall, which is a beautiful, tall, building.
City Hall Is The Pointed Building In The Back
We noticed a large amount of noise and then realised it was singing. We continued further and saw a lot of people, before we then realised thst Bernie Sanders was going to be talking shortly, so the place was packed out to see him! Unfortunately, this meant we were unable to see up close, or go inside, city hall.
Chinatown was next on the agenda, as it should be seen everywhere. Honestly, it was pretty disappointing. There was little to see and few restaurants, most of the stores there were ‘tat’ shops, which was a shame.
We got an Uber back home and Kim relaxed whilst Curtis watched the Leafs game. We also planned what we wanted to do for the evening.
We went to the supermarket to grab some dinner. We wanted to get something easy but without having to eat out, so we got a caesar salad and a roasted chicken and ate that…a lot of it!
Film At The Chinese Theatre
We decided on the cinema, late on in the evening.
We went to watch Five Feet Apart, which was an incredibly emotional film, making the pair of us cry, but it was also a great film. We would highly recommend.
Another great thing about this was having a whole cinema screen to ourselves!
We got out of the movie at 00:30 and walked down to Hollywood Blvd and waited for our Uber.
We are so tired, but had an amazing day!
Mr & Mrs Hale
1 thought on “Place 76 – Day 2: Los Angeles,CA – The Last Bookstore, Bradbury Building & Grand Park”
Sounds like you’re having a fantastic time, you’ve certainly packed a lot into your first couple of days in LA. Enjoy yourselves. Love you lots. Xoxoxo
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