It's Tuesday evening, just after sunset, and downtown Downey looks quite appealing, in an old-fashioned way. Except for that traffic! This is the view from Downey Gateway, where my daughter and I had dinner that evening.
Tonight my wife and I went to another concert here in Downey. This time the concert was at the Stay Gallery on Downey Ave. The band in the above picture is a group called "New American," a local Downey band. Another band was to follow but I needed to get home to write this post and then get to bed. The other group is called "Fathers & Suns" and you can see their video on the Stay Gallery website here.
Last week I shared some pictures of the concert held at the Downey theater. Today I wanted to share pictures of the art that was on display during the concert. It was also for sale. This red flower is three dimensional and just popping out of the canvas.
This is Bobby Rojas showing off his entry into the art exhibit. Here is the poster for his painting.
One of the advantages to living in southern California is that we are surrounded by the Spanish language. Palos Verdes, Costa Mesa, and even El Pollo Loco provide us with the opportunity to learn new Spanish words without even working at it.
Of course, not all the words relate to happy circumstances. Lately, I've added these unfortunate words to my Spanish vocabulary list.
I look at "trash" in our local alleys the same way some people look at yard sales. I can't help but stop to look. Is there anything there that I can use for a plant stand in my garden? So far, I have a stool, a little table, an old-fashioned wheelbarrow, and a picturesque window frame.
People with alleys behind their houses often put large items out as trash. Eventually, they'll call the city for a "large item pickup." But often, these items disappear long before trash day, benefiting everyone.
At USC, most of my classes are held in the Accounting Building. This is the side entrance I use each morning to enter the building. Even though it is just a side entrance, it has charm. I like the added curved windows above the door.
Every afternoon, we encounter a multitude of bikes that have appeared while we were in morning classes.
"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught."
~ Winston Churchill
We had dinner the other night at Tropicana Bakery and Cuban Cafe. My daughter ordered chicken and a salad. Not only did it have amazing flavor, it was beautiful. I love that the salad was colorful with berries and avocados. Yum!
"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity." ~ Voltaire