||With our tour to the Los Angeles Times done, many
MC101s headed back to campus, or home. But some stayed for the
Downtown Los Angeles historic walking tour and our afternoon
field trip to the Los Angeles Central Library.
One of the treasures of Downtown's Historic Core is the 1893 Bradbury Building.
These MC101s are on the stairway above the building's famous lobby, which was used extensively in the film Blade Runner.
|Our walking group getting ready to explore the city's Historic Core.|
|One of the little-known joys of
Downtown is the Bridal District, where, among other things,
you can get married at a chapel. Wedding packages start
at around $200.
This is one of the chapels.
||Every winter Downtown's Pershing Square is outfitted with an outdoor ice skating rink.|
|| On to the Los Angeles
These MC101s are in the Garden area near the west entrance to
The MC101s were given an assignment to turn in at the end of the field trip.
||Here is a marker that tells passers-by a bit more about the library and its history.|
||The post-modern Bradley Wing of the Library is vast and light. Looking up through the skylight, you can see the tall buildings--old and new--that surround the library.|
||These MC101s worked on a field trip assignment which
asked, among other things, how major libraries should position
themselves in the digital age.
Eventually, the MC101s completed their assignments and took cars, buses and even the city's fledgling subway system back to their home neighborhoods.