Thank you to Jennifer Faust for spending the day with me exploring Downtown Los Angeles! Enjoy the video:
Jennifer and I worked on cruise ships and traveled around the world. During the COVID, great pause, we have both been in California and this was our first adventure outside together. We wandered around Downtown Los Angeles and walked six miles. We ate at Grand Central Market and browsed in the Last Book Store. We cannot wait to go back to go inside all of the museums we saw.
My favorite thing was seeing the part of the Berlin Wall which is now in Los Angeles. I remember being in Eastern Europe in 1988 and crossing from the EAST to the WEST when they literally took the train apart to make sure no one was hiding to enter the west.
I am glad that there are more opportunities to be together safely now here in California. Enjoy our Sunshine Girl Walking Tour! When we sailed from San Francisco to Asia on a World War II cruise, we had all cloudy weather and called ourselves the Sunshine Girls as we searching for more sunny days.
Where did we go?
LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES
A 12-foot segment of one of the most infamous walls ever constructed is now in Downtown Los Angeles. A 2.7-ton piece of the Berlin Wallis on display at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, the Mexican-American history and culture-focused museum at 501 N. Main St. The segment, called the “Wall Against Walls,” was originally sent by a Berlin-based nonprofit to President Donald Trump in November, for the 30th anniversary of the tearing down of the barrier, but the administration refused. A letter specifically addressed to Trump was written on the side talking about the United States’ support for tearing down the wall. The piece was installed at the museum Feb. 7, 2020.