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Final LA photos

Sunday, July 21, 2019

We had a fun casual Korean barbecue with my family. I have never attended a real Korean barbecue; the food was great. I even liked the kimchi pancake ( I don’t really like Kim chi on its own)

The bride and groom in their normal casual clothes

My final day in Los Angeles was a lot of fun. My sister Mindy and I went to the Los Angeles Museum of art, and the La Brea tar pits. They are located in the same big park area. We went to the tar pits first because it was a hot day, and we wanted to see these outdoor exhibit in the cool of the morning.

I remember this sculpture of mastodons sinking into the oozing tar pit from when I was a child. The mastodons are sculptures; the tar pit is real.

This jumble of bones is from an active excavation. It was interesting to see the paleontologists at work.

There were many bones and skeletons in the indoor La Brea tar pit museum, including mastodons and dire wolves. My sister thought dire wolves only existed as fictional characters in Game of Thrones.

The art museum was actually a collection of several museums. Many of them were close for cataloging. But we really enjoyed the modern art. I was amazed by this huge tiger rug installation. It was made entirely out of cigarettes.

The color changes from different angles, depending on whether you see the tobacco or the filters. The artist wrote that he was expressing concerns about health and environmental issues.

Close up

We also enjoyed a giant kinetic installation that was a giant city with thousands of tiny cars racing around. Very appropriate for the LA traffic!

More conventional modern art included Matisse tile wall, and a large collection of work by Frank Stella.

In the evening, the wedding party went to the Magic Castle, where we had a very nice dinner. It is a huge rambling mansion and you wander from room to room seeing different magic shows. Photos were not allowed inside but here is a photo from outside of my sister and me. It is a rare occasion when you will see me dressed up!

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