Read more about the article Los Angeles Theatre. Photograph Los Angeles, California, 2015.
Los Angeles Theatre. Photograph Los Angeles, California, 2015.

Los Angeles Theatre. Photograph Los Angeles, California, 2015.

Broadway's last movie palace, the Los Angeles Theatre, opened in 1931. Architect S. Charles Lee designed as if "Louis XVI were his client" and reimagined the Palace of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors. The focus of the grand staircase is a marble and crystal fountain decorated with gold leaf, walnut paneling, and crystal chandeliers.

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Restaurant on Montana Avenue. Photograph Santa Monica, California, 2015.

Restaurant on Montana Avenue. Photograph Santa Monica, California, 2015.

For over 60 years, Montana Avenue’s commercial stretch was quaint. In true LA fashion, the street's rise in popularity became tense and territorial between residents and business owners. In a 2000 newspaper article, a retail leasing agent retorted on the tension, "They want to have their creme brulee and eat it too.”

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Marvel of Peru, Origin Debated. Photograph Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2021.

Binomial: Mirabilis jalapa. Mirabilis [Latin] means wonderful, admirable, or marvelous. However, the use of “jalapa” in the binomial has been a point of debate among botanists for over 300 years. Irrespective of its discoursed nomenclature, the Marvel of Peru denotes a period of prosperity as it was a popular landscaping complement to brutalist architecture in mid-twentieth century Yugoslavia.

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Read more about the article Chimney Bellflower, Origin Southeastern Europe. Photograph Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2021.
The Mediterranean Botanicals Collection: Bay of Kotor

Chimney Bellflower, Origin Southeastern Europe. Photograph Bay of Kotor, Montenegro, 2021.

Binomial: Campanula Pyramidalis The Chimney Bellflower is an Adriatic/ Illyrian native species from ancient times. In Lipci (near Risan), academics debate the intention and specific era (Balkan Bronze Age c. 1800 BC or the Balkan Iron Age 1100 BC – 150 AD) of rock paintings that depict lines and curves. Some scholars believe the drawings represent sailing ships and maps of the Bay of Kotor. The illustrations are the oldest depictions of Adriatic sailing and nautical maps in human history, if they are correct. Shown at NFTCon and NFTBerlin. Edition Of 3

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