Downtown Los Angeles’ architecture tells the story of the city’s growth. Dating back to the 1880’s, Broadway was Los Angeles’ principal commercial and entertainment corridor while Bunker Hill to the west was covered with stately Victorian mansions.
The area’s stylish residents rode down on Angel’s Flight to shop for groceries in the Grand Central Market’s open air arcade. These and other beloved Los Angeles landmarks like the LA Central Library and Bradbury Building show LA’s unique history through architecture. Embark on a journey with Samy’s Camera Photo School and photographer Aaron Hoffman as we not only go back in time to experience the history of this diverse city, but also appreciate the evolution of DTLA into its present state.
This one of a kind photo tour will begin at the LA Central Library. Meet at the library’s Maguire Gardens at 5th and Flower. The library opened in 1926 and reopened with a large modern addition in 1993 after a major renovation that was complicated by arson (1986) and an earthquake (1987).
After meeting at the library, we’ll head to Pershing Square and Downtown’s Historic Core. Our walk will span the landmark 1890’s Bradbury Building, Art Deco masterpieces and some more modern construction. By shooting in late afternoon, we’ll capture downtown in changing light, giving photos variety and interest. We’ll have the opportunity to get some great food at Grand Central Market, then conclude back at the library.
LA Central Library, meet at Maguire Gardens (5th St and Flower)
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071