Title: Downtown Los Angeles: A Walking Guide
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co
Book Condition: Good
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Synopsis: Yes, there IS a Downtown Los Angeles - a vibrant, exciting, and evolving metropolitan area. This revised second edition of Downtown Los Angeles - A Walking Guide is divided into nine districts-Broadway, Pershing Square and the Jewelry District; Bunker Hill; Chinatown; The Civic Center; El Pueblo Monument and Olvera Street; the Garment District; Little Tokyo; the Lower Financial District and Grand Hope Park; and MacArthur Park. Throughout each district, discover: its unique attractions and how to walk to those sights; the best places to eat, with helpful price and contact information; the best shopping areas and what specialty items can be purchased there; the most beautiful buildings, skyscrapers, and hotels in the area; locations of public art. Learn about the artist, when it was produced, and a brief history about the motivation behind it. Find out where ATMs, public rest rooms, telephones, and places to sit are located. Information is also given on how to travel to each district from any direction. Whether it's by car, public railway, or from Union Station, this book will show you how to get there. For people new to public transit, learn how to use the Red, Blue, and Green Line subway systems and Metrolink to get around each district. Each district starts with a handy map to pinpoint each building, landmark, and street. A detailed index and glossary will make your visit easier and better prepared. A restaurant guide, divided by style of food, easily outlines which district it is in for faster dining choices. A detailed synopsis of each place is given to provide an insight into the unique history of the people who live and work there and to its future development prospects. Hailed as a "Great Book!" by Los Angeles Mayor, Richard Riordan, this book is written by a local Angeleno and sociologist, Robert D. Herman. He spends his time devoting himself to the beautification and promotion of this historic area.
Downtown Los Angeles - A Walking Guide is the most complete walking guide to the sights and historical secrets that Los Angeles offers tourists, residents, and suburbanite explorers.
About the Author: Professor of Urban Studies, Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Has conducted more than 100 tours of Los Angeles. Has lived in Los Angeles area for 50 years.
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