On Saturday Chinatown hosted the 112th Golden Dragon Parade to celebrate the chinese new year. It’s the first time I get the chance to photograph the great colored costumes that take part of the parade. The parade is a tradition in Los Angeles and it’s a great opportunity to do fun photos. Here are just a few photos. For more visit the Flickr set
Great costumes and colorful make up.
The little dragon waiting for the parade
Living in Southern California one never fully realizes the benefits it may have. I used to always complain that it never rains in Los Angeles (I still do) or that it is too hot in the summer and we never get a break, but seeing photos of snow covered cars in the east coast makes me reflect and I can’t help but admit that having a weather this good in January/February is a bliss. These photos were taken in the last couple of months.
The main activity around the beach area is always on wheels.
January at sunset
Surf buddies at Huntington Beach
Take a walk around Wilshire Boulevard on a Sunday afternoon and it would seem as if you just took a blast to the past. Art Decó buildings surround the area and diners that were left intact as the day they opened. Enter Callahan’s Diner on Wilshire Blvd and 12th and you are in 1930’s again. The diner gives out a particular ambiance seen in many Noir movies and even the waitress might reminds you of some classic diner scene; perhaps one filmed there. Nothing much changed at Callahan’s; they still use the original register and vinyl booths.