George Barris, creator of the Batmobile and other iconic television cars, has a yearly car show in Culver City. The main era of cars are 1950's and 1960's but we saw also many cars from the last 20 years. It was hotter than hell out. And it wasn't as enjoyable because of the heat. Also the cars were lined up funny. They had rows of cars that end to end. You really couldn't enjoy them. I thought this car was really cool. Very California! You can check out the website for the car show here.
The Boyfriend and I went to the West Coast Militaria Collector Show. There was a lot of really cool World War 2 items. Lots of German stuff and lots of Vietnam area items. Pictured is a rack of German World War 2 hats. We didn't buy anything but there was much to look at.
I had to do some errands and ran into the local Target. They started some crazy remodel. All the other aisles were squished together and made shopping difficult. They must have done things really fast because when I came in later in the week (because I totally had forgotten several things on my list) they had moved things back.
Again, I had felt cooped up in the apartment. So off for a drive through the hills of Glendale. There are so many lovely homes and quite a few over-sized, ostentatious homes. This is over looking the whole city. From Downtown Glendale to Downtown Los Angeles. So many pretty lights.
Still sick. But I wanted to get out of the apartment. I was starting to get stir crazy. So the Boyfriend took me out for a drive. We headed by the Bob's Big Boy because there was to be another classic car show. We drive by early and there weren't too many cars out. I really wanted to stop but I just didn't feel up to it.
I went into Hollywood to take pictures today. Wow, it's sad and depressing. Ok, I should say I walked down Hollywood Blvd. The mix of people was strange and sad and odd all at the same time. There were tourists, drug users, homeless kids and shop keeps. It's such a different time from when Ingrid Bergman was popular. Hollywood, the place is nothing like what you imagine. And that is a sad state of affairs.
This the day we went to go actually see the Collings Foundation airplanes. I decided not to get all dressed up in my Rosie's but I did go in one of my Pinup Girl Clothing dresses. This was the last day to see the planes and there weren't as many people out to see them as the Memphis Belle or probably on that Saturday. I didn't stay too long because I had gotten too much sun the day before at the Art Walk. But I did get some nice pictures. And Bonus: Tiki Al and Magic Tiki were there checking out the airplanes as well.
Along the 5 freeway, there is an old Pabst Brewery which has been turned into a an artist community called The Brewery Artist Lofts. Twice a year, the community does an open house art walk. The website is here. There is so much really interesting art that goes on. This year, I ran into several of my friends who I didn't know were attending. It was really great. The Shirt, Pictured, was siting in someone's space. I just thought it was cool and it had lights!
This is a sneak peak of the Collings Foundation airplanes. They have a B17, B24 and P51 on tour. You can actually book a ride on them too. We stopped at the Burbank airport to check out if they had arrived already. And they had! There were people out looking at them when we arrived.
Holy lens flare, Batman! I took this sort of hanging out the window of the car. I took this with my iPhone4 and I totally didn't mean to make it lens flare but I really like the way it turned out. It looks almost like a flower.