Tag: research road trip

Los Angeles, post 5

Finally last night I saw down worked through the majority of my research notes notes from the library. Basically I was transcribing my hand-written notes from shorthand! I also loaded my first batch of pictures- but I’m not sure how to deal with all these photos. I am discovering that half the work behind research is simply having […]

Los Angeles, post 4

Today I convinced my friend to take the train too. She seemed surprised by its convenience. It’s been so great here that I am thinking about staying a few days longer, one in LA and one in San Diego. I want to go to San Diego for the sun bathing alone. And then I’d take two days […]

Los Angeles, post 3

We went to Venice Beach today to walk the strip. Bought a lovely patterned robe with a wide collar. Looks inspired by some Jane Austen movie circa 1970. I wonder if it was in one of those films.. Tonight I already got my thoughts out in an email, instead of writing here. Workwise, I ended […]

Los Angeles, post 2

Los Angeles has this diffused light and it makes everything up close seem extra sharp, and everything far away extra blurry. Dust, haze, smog, fog- everything that seems to account for weather here produces this effect. Also metaphorically accurate. But will it make for difficult picture taking? I can really see the appeal of LA, […]

Los Angeles, post 1

I thought I would remember all those thoughts I had today. Somehow, with good food and company, they have slipped out of my head. Looking forward to this next week in LA and I am trying to figure out why I had such disdain for the place. Bay Area pride? Hard-headedness? The most surprising thing is that […]

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Dormant for most of the last year, over the summer this blog will be TAKING OFF. Literally. In a car. Somehow, I have been fortunate enough to win a travel grant for my studies in architectural history which will support my field research over the next two months. My blog is about to become a journal for my […]