Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Neon Cruise" through L.A.'s Chinatown

Given that the approximately 80% of my blog readers were also present on the Museum of Neon Art's "Neon Cruise" tour we did when we visited LA over 4th of July weekend, I won't go into excruciating detail on this one.

I just wanted to post a few of John's fun photos from the Chinatown stop. For the three of you readers (hi Gerard! hi Carrie!) who were not in attendance, the "cruise" consists of a double-decker open-air bus that starts at the Museum (4th Street, between Spring and Main) in Downtown LA and goes to Chinatown, then the looooong way to Hollywood, then to West Hollywood/Fairfax, and the home stretch back downtown via the Miracle Mile/Wilshire Boulevard.

The entire cruise was incredible- highly recommended for all ages (just remember to bring a sweater and maybe a baseball hat- it gets windy!) The highlight, for me, was Chinatown, because many of the neon lights in these photos had been dark since probably World War II and had just been restored and lit a couple weeks ago. The result is . . . well, you can see for yourself. Cool, huh?

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