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Reflections in tiles and being purple


california science center los angelesI visited the California Science Center a couple of times during the past year. Located in Exposition Park, south of downtown Los Angeles, the 400,00 sq ft museum hosts permanent installations as well as special exhibits related to all areas of the sciences from bacteria to outer space. It is also home to the Space Shuttle Endeavour and a seven-story IMAX theater.

california science center los angeles

Between the main museum and the IMAX theater is a plaza area where I took these photos. I was just having fun shooting some abstract and miscellaneous images.

california science center los angeles

This is a series of selfies reflected in some colorful ceramic tiles installed on the exterior of the IMAX theater.

california science center los angeles

california science center los angeles

Steps leading out of the plaza area.

california science center los angeles

Looking up to the ceiling of the plaza area and towards the main museum building.

california science center los angeles

california science center los angeles

Granite slabs which create a seating area or a place to run and jump depending on your age group. Oops, my copyright covered up Victor Hugo’s name.

On a very hot day, a place to cool off and be purple.

science-center-012115-016-C-850pxA closeup of atoms or planets?

The plaza area reminds me of the 1970s and I thought that was when it was installed but the facility opened in 1998 so obviously I am wrong. But if time is non-linear it can be the 70s in the 90s and 2015 too!

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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, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

15 thoughts on “Reflections in tiles and being purple

  1. Have you seen the Dead Sea scrolls yet?


  2. You really do visit the coolest places, Roslyn. That ceiling is magnificent! When I was a little girl, that’s the color I wanted on my bedroom walls. 🙂

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  3. The plaza is so cool! I like the lighting and colors. Thank you for the wonderful tour, Roslyn! Have a great Friday. 🙂


  4. Most inspirational post Roslyn! Magnificent steel constructions,wonderful abstract reflections;those inscribed Crowfoot quotes made me think …


  5. I enjoyed that beautiful saying on what is life.
    A little shadow that runs across the grass and disappears into the sunset.

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  6. Some lovely colours there!

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  7. gorgeous orange color palette in the abstracts, and loved the quotes, too

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  8. Super cool! The colors are strikingly beautiful!

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