My Field Trip in LA! 3/10/10

March 11, 2010

Occidental College is on spring break this week, and I wanted to do something different–. I don’t have time to go out of town, but I have more free hours than usual! So I decided to do some field trips in LA. LA is so huge that there are so many things I have not done yet. Related to my Spanish study I went to El Pueblo which is the origin of Los Angeles (please see photos). It was started in 1781 under the order of King Carlos III, and Spanish governor Filipe de Neve picked the location for El Pueblo, near the current downtown LA. 44 people, 11 families, came from Mexico after 1200 miles of travel! It is very interesting that there were various racial mix, like current LA!

After visiting historical buildings and learning the history I went to the Mexican restaurant, Las Anitas, for lunch. This is a special place because the family of my Spanish teacher owns! I spent only 3 hours in El Pueblo, but it was fun and refreshing! After I left El Pueblo I went near by Little Tokyo for Japanese food shopping! It is another LA thing, multi culture! At home I did the rehearsal with the flutist before the Sashimi dinner! Happy Spring!

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