We posted photos the other day of the new Little Tokyo/Arts District station on the Gold Line Eastside Extension, which opens to the public on Sunday. Gary Leonard, staff photographer for the Downtown News, shot the stations for Metro. Now, we’re on to the Indiana Station, which the Metro art [continue reading]
Gary Leonard photographs Los Angeles. You’ve seen his photos. Was it Gorbachev in front of Los Angeles City Hall? His book-length study in black and white of the construction of Disney Hall? (It was a book, actually.) Audrey Hepburn at the airport? The vacant doorstep (left vacant by The Doors) [continue reading]
Train Ride: The Surprise at Soto Station
Steve and I had the chance to ride the Gold Line Eastside Extension on Wednesday and boy did we have fun. The news media gets their chance to ride today, so look out for news coverage this weekend. The general public can experience the fun on opening day, November 15th. [continue reading]
My colleague Fred Dennstedt and I had a chance to ride the new Eastside Gold Line Extension from Union Station to East Los Angeles and back this afternoon. Here are our impressions:
It’s easy to picture L.A. as a railway hub. We have the trains to prove it. But we also at one time had one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the country.