My last day in Los Angeles was spent downtown, where Dae and I visited the fairly new Walt Disney Concert Hall, one of the most beautiful bizarre buildings I've ever seen! Walt's widow Lillian donated 50 million bucks to the city to start the building, and other Disney family members upped the total to over 100 million, so it definitely deserves the name. The outside is full of sweeping metal surfaces, so huge that when they capture the sunlight you can feel the heat from several feet away! The inside is amazing, too - it's just confusing enough to invite exploring. Across the street we went to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) and saw a couple of fantastic (and strange) exhibits, then had lunch at Philippe's, which is supposed to be the oldest restaurant in LA, as well as the original home of the French Dip sandwich (and it was yummy!). Dae's such a pal to allow me to visit so often - I can't wait to do it again.
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