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Angel City Adentures: The Darkroom

Traveling by the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles: The Darkroom Follow along: Page 127 of the Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles. (The Guidebook publishes in late November, but you can pre-order your copy here.) There is a plaque that sits in the middle of the Franklin Canyon Park claiming to represent... read more

Angel City Adventures: Hsi Lai Temple

Few think of Los Angeles as a destination for mountaintop monasteries, but maybe that’s a shame. The Hsi Lai Temple in the Puente Hills of Hacienda Heights certainly makes a case. The North American headquarters of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, Hsi Lai is one of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in the country. 

Angel City Adventures: Lummis House (El Alisal)

A peripatetic poet and activist-journalist-naturalist, Charles Lummis held court here with events that he called “noises.” These noises were hosted in the house’s gallery, which features a “photograph window”—regional-themed glass photographic plates fixed in a bank of windows. There he entertained the bohemian demimonde: writers, artists, musicians. And it shows—the house itself is delicately nonconformist and poetic.