September 27, 2002
We Tour Downtown's Historic Core
Every semester, I lead off the Downtown walking tour page with a photo of students in the lobby of the venerable 1893 Bradbury Building. This semester is no exception. The brick and marble and wrought iron lobby is just so magnificent that it's hard to go with any other photo.
  This semester, we got permission to tour the upper levels of the building. Architecture students were all around making sketches. I got a picture of our group on one of the upper floors, but I couldn't get the lighting quite right.
The Bradbury also includes a gallery. Exhibits usually relate to Los Angeles.
We headed on over to the bridal district, where you can get married during your lunch hour for under $200. We tried out one of the small chapels on the premises.
Of course, the Bridal District is also quite practical. The same place that will marry you will also help you with your divorce. True one-stop shopping.
After lunch at the Grand Central market, we climbed the stairs to Bunker Hill (Angels Flight is still out of order at the time of this field trip). We were rewarded with a nice view of Downtown. Saro Chater stands near Angels Flight, with City Hall in the background. 

On to our afternoon field trip at the Los Angeles Central Library.