One Good Life in Los Angeles

Roslyn's observations about places and events around Southern California

Reyner Banham explores Los Angeles in 1972

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I remember reading his book Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies. Sadly, Reyner Banham died in 1988 at the age of 66. A British architectural professor, he loved Los Angeles “with a passion that goes beyond sense or reason.” If anybody should be around to see the city today, it should be him.

The first video in this collection is his impression of the ragged city that I also happen to love. Make yourself a cuppa tea, brew a mug of Joe, pour a glass of vino, whatever you need to make yourself comfortable for 50 minutes. A whole lot as changed in 40 years, but not the essence of this undefinable city that I happen to live in.

Thanks for watching!


Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles. Recently I rediscovered photography and I am busy learning everything I can about it. It's a great excuse for getting outside, wandering around and stopping to look at things.

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