I am a real fan of art deco architecture and design. The lines, the ornamentation and yet austerity of the movement. Structures such as the Chrysler Building in New York, the Delano Hotel in Miami, or the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles area experienced a growth spurt in the 1920s, '30s and '40s when the style was popular. As a result the city and its surrounding communities have dozens of fantastic examples of the design, including City Hall, The Eastern Building and Union Station.
This is a walkway along the hillside of the Observatory. It overlooks the city with tremendous views of downtown LA, Hollywood and, on a clear day, the entire LA Basin (an area with roughly equivalent square mileage as the state of Rhode Island).
Days of Futures' Past