Friday, May 6, 2011

Pacific Surfliner

Train Trip to Los Angeles for fun!

Explored the LA Union Station with water fountains and a really accurate sun dial.
We walked across to the Plaza and down Olvera Street past the Avila Adobe, the Pelanconi Houseand the Sepulveda House

Avila Adobe (#145), in Los Angeles, oldest existing house in Los Angeles, built circa 1818 by the mayor of the pueblo

As a tourist attraction, Olvera Street is a living museum paying homage to a romantic vision of old Mexico. The exterior facades of the brick buildings enclosing Olvera Street and on the small vendor stands lining its center are colorful piñatas, hanging puppets in white peasant garb, Mexican pottery, serapes, mounted bull horns, oversized sombreros, and a life-size stuffed donkey. Olvera Street attracts almost two million visitors per year.