We had lunch at a nearby restaurant today, and the rain and reflection made this pale green building very noticable. The Melodrama Theater website promises "Old Fashioned, live entertainment fun for the whole family, with Ragtime piano tunes in a Victorian Style theatre."
Ours is in the courtyard of 777 Silver Spur office complex, in Rolling Hills Estates - such a fun discovery. It reminded me of the childrens' game "Hungry, Hugry Hippo" which my son liked to play when he was 3 or 4.
On Monday, after my son's last checkout flight, we had another treat with the C-17 Globemaster III - the USAF cargo aircraft - fly directly over Crystalaire airport. I assume it was heading back to its home base -March Air Reserve Base (as designated by the tail flash), in Riverside, CA.
Cast of Rigoletto - Los Angeles Opera - 5 Dec 2010
More like a superb afternoon at the opera, from the cheap seats in the upper balcony. The singers were just wonderful - especially George Gagnidze in the title role, Sarah Coburn as Gilda (such an exquisite voice from a pettite, pretty woman), and Gianluca Terranova as Duke of Mantua (dashing enough to almost understand why every woman the Duke courts falls totally in love with him).
To add to the experience, the sets with the clean lines and lighting of bright, primary colors, were a real visual treat (scenery by Michael Yeargan and lighting by Mark McCullough).
Contrary to how it may seem, this mosaic is actually in Palos Verdes. It is one of three in front of a treasure of a house of Dr. Carlo Davis, the son of the architect Walter Swendell Davis. A while back, I was able to find out about the house in the Palos Verdes Library's Local History Room, but it wasn't until now that I discovered that this mosaic is a good replica of the "Beware of the Dog" mosaic floor from Pompeii. Which brings me back to the PV Library (and the Friends of the Library monthly book sale) where I picked up a short, really well written The Story of Archaeology (1958 edition) by Agnes Allen, with nice illustrations by Jack Allen -- with a drawing of THE dog on page 204. I love when one discovery connects to another and another...
...during the last drawing class, held last Monday evening, at the PV Art Center. We all plan to take the next session. Our teacher, the painter Hiroko Momii is excellent. She is having an "open house" sale of her paintings this weekend in San Pedro (send me an e-mail if you are interested in going.)
Hiroko's painting "Attribute" is on the cover of Winter 2011 PV Art Center class schedule.
After boasting about all that fine weather, we had rain in LA basin today. But my husband and son went to the soaring field (Crystalaire by Pearblossom) on the north side of the San Gabriels. This very cool photo of a wave cloud was taken by my husband.
The busiest approach to Palos Verdes is Hawthorne Blvd, coming from Torrance, and what I call "PV Rock" - the hill in the photo - towers over the street as it starts the climb up the hill. I took the photo in 2008 from the back seat of a Cessna 172 upon leaving Torrance Airport with my son and his flight instructor.
... brought to you by the South Bay Harley Davidson club, a "hog" zipping by on Hawthorne Blvd.
The computer game of the same name was the first one my son got hooked on when he was 5 years old. I would play endless games against him and I'd ALWAYS lose. I know he doesn't have the "need for speed" now, since his car will be a '68 Karman Ghia when he gets his lisence in less than a month.
The historic Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Today, at the main library is the "Art at Our Library" Opening Reception from 5 to 7 pm, where you can "meet and greet the artists at the 7th annual art exhibition at Peninsula Center Library. Opening reception features entertainment and refreshments and is open to the public. The art will be on display November 13 through December 31."
You will find this photo from PVDP on display Seeing Local. I'm so pleased...it's my first public (non-blog) showing.