The United States of America is like no other country on earth. Each state has its own identity, with its own culture and its own style and it is because of this that you will fine so many amazing examples of architecture all across the country. There are some places that are particularly well known, places like New York for its towering skyscrapers, Washington DC for its presidential buildings and monuments and of course Los Angeles, California, the home of the worlds biggest cinema industry and as such a culture capitol. There are plenty of amazing places for you to see in LA, so get on your best movie star shades, get those selfie poses mastered and head to these awesome locations.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall
You’ll find the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles and the first thing you’ll notice is just how strange this place looks; you may even wonder how anyone even came up with the design (I know I did). Well, this building was designed by Frank Gehry and he made it to look like a ship sailing right down Grand Avenue. Frankly, I’ve looked at it from several angles and cannot see the resemblance myself, maybe you can, but I can still appreciate there’s nothing else like it out there. It truly stands out as a unique building. What’s really great about the Walt Disney Concert Hall is that you can actually climb all over it, there are stairs and walkways that take you all across it so you can really get some awesome views (and of course selfies) whilst taking in its incredible design.
The TCL Chinese Theatre
Originally named Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, this is arguably one of the most iconic building in all of LA. Nothing stands out like huge Chinese themed edifice on an all-American street. Plenty of movie premieres have been shown here and it’s about as Hollywood as you can get (second only to the Hollywood sign itself). The theatre was designed by a man named Raymond Kennedy and constructed in 1927 during the height of what is known as the Golden Age of Hollywood. Though Kennedy may have never gained fame as one of the city best known architects he does lay claim to some pretty awesome achievements. Not only did he become a professor or architecture and the University of Southern California but he had a diverse body of work, this included not only this theatre but several film sets too, and perhaps most notably he was a consultant on the design of the Pentagon in Washington DC. There are plenty of things to see when visiting the Chinese theatre, outside you’ll find the handprints and signatures of many of Hollywood’s most famous actors. You can also take a behind the scenes walking tour of the theatre too to learn more about it.