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Unique Photos & Art from Los Angeles

A few of my fellow artists on Zazzle have created a fantastic collection of local places and people.  Let us share our city with you...
Los Angeles, the Wonder City Posters
Los Angeles, the Wonder City Posters
by castatelibrary
Hollywood and Vine Palm Tree Print
Hollywood and Vine Palm Tree Print
by rapfogel
1894 Los Angeles CA Birds Eye Panoramic Map Posters
1894 Los Angeles CA Birds Eye Panoramic Map Posters
by PaperTimeMachine
The Frolic Room - Poster
The Frolic Room Cocktails Sign
in Hollywood Poster
by msanniedelle
California Poppy Art Deco Logo Shirt
California Poppy Art Deco
Logo Shirt
by AngelCityArt
The City: Hollywood Tshirt
The City: Hollywood California
Tshirt
by OllieOttoGraphics
Palm Tree Sunset iPhone4 Case iPhone 5 Covers
Palm Tree Sunset iPhone Cover
by AngelCityArt
Vintage Travel Poster, Los Angeles, California Cover For The iPad Mini
Vintage Travel Poster, Los Angeles, California Cover For The iPad Mini
by YesterdayCafe
Los Angeles Vintage Label Round Sticker
Los Angeles Vintage Label Round Sticker by TurnRight
1935 Santa Catalina Island Stickers
1935 Santa Catalina Island Stickers
by historicimage

Beyond Los Angeles

OK, not that far, Burbank is right next door
The city of Burbank calls itself the Media Capital of the World.  It is located in the eastern part of the San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles County, 12 miles from the downtown area of the City of Los Angeles.  It was founded in 1887 and was incorporated in 1911.

Burbank sits on the ancestral lands of the Tongva Indian Nation.  The Spanish later removed the indians and renamed them after the San Gabriel and other missions. Read more on the LA Natives Page...

Burbank later became part of a Spanish land grant, then a sheep ranch and finally it was developed by a shrewd dentist into farm lots and housing tracts. In the early 1900's defense contractors developed secret aircraft.

Today, the secrets are kept on famous studio lots like Disney, Warner Bros. and the TV complex of NBC.  The phrase "Beautiful downtown Burbank" was coined on the old Laugh In show originating at NBC.  The joke at the time was that Burbank mainly consisted of a few main streets and not much else.

tower burbank disney channel building

The Disney Channel Building and Tower Burbank

Together they stand shoulder to shoulder like two pin stripe suits looming over Riverside Drive.  The glass on the Disney Channel Building is tinted a deep green with a unique shade of pink marble.  The sunlight bounces off the top corner with an iridescent shine.  It stands next to the Tower Burbank, clad in gray granite and black glass.
Disney tower of terror in burbank CA

The Tower Burbank

The knife edge view of the Tower Burbank.  It looks a bit menacing in this image.

Actually, it's much scarier if you work inside; it's called the Tower of Terror by the Cast Members scurrying around the cubicles.

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Los Angeles Native People & History

The area now known as Los Angeles County has been continuously occupied by several native American nations since prehistory.

The bulk of Los Angeles city was occupied by the Tongva

Along the Pacific coast the Chumash occupied what is now Malibu north to San Luis Obispo County.

The Tataviam lived in the northern San Fernando Valley.

The Tongva and Chumash also lived on the islands off the California coast and are both known as great seafarers. 

It is believed among some researchers that they had contact with the oceangoing prehistoric Polynesians.

European contact began as early as 1542 when a Tongva boat (ti'at) sailed out to greet Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo off the shores of present-day San Pedro. 

See our links page for links to our California native heritage page... 





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