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...