What’s Out There?

Fern Dell: Photo by JoDean Bifoss::2012::The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Fern Dell in Los Feliz is one of the tour locations: Photo by JoDean Bifoss, 2012, The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

You know you love this city  – but sometimes you need to be reminded why.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is giving us the opportunity to reconnect and learn just why Los Angeles is such a special place – a mix of indoor/outdoor living with cultural, architectural and environmental roots unlike almost nowhere else in the world.

To celebrate, and stimulate Angelenos, TCLF is hosting a What’s Out There Weekend of free tours to get people excited about where we live. TCLF (a national organization) says it best:

What’s Out There Weekend, scheduled for October 26 and 27, features free, expert-led tours at more than two-dozen significant examples of designed landscapes in greater Los Angeles. The region is known for its distinct Modernist design legacy, which connects indoors and outdoors in innovative ways, but Los Angeles also has a unique legacy of Postmodernist design, with public spaces that meld architecture, landscape architecture and art into one inseparable unit. Explore Modern, Postmodern and other significant sites that go back to the region’s Spanish Colonial roots and Asian, Hispanic and African America heritage, with tours that reveal anecdotes and stories about city shaping, landscape architecture and design history. Many are places people pass daily, but do we know their background stories?

All of the free tours take place Sat. Oct 26h and Sun. Oct 27th and the full list of locations (from west side to downtown to the Valley – you choose) is available for sign up on the TCLF website. Explore!

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About Julie Grist

Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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