Monday, August 20, 2007

Guess Where LA


Guess Where LA
Originally uploaded by LA
One of the features I enjoy on Flickr is that there are groups you can add your photos to including a group called Guess Where LA. (There are Guess Where ::fill in city here:: groups for all over the world, not just Los Angeles.)

This is my latest entry to the Guess Where LA group. I absolutely love this building. It's famous in its neighborhood, but I'm not sure how well-known it is outside of the general vicinity in which it resides.

I'm giving extra brownie points to anyone who can name the building, too.

14 Comments:

At Monday, August 20, 2007 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

the LBC?

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 12:27:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

It is in the LBC. Do you recognize the building or neighborhood?

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 3:56:00 PM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

Near Bixby Park?

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 4:31:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Not there, Dan.

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 6:15:00 PM, Blogger Mike V. said...

melrose place?
:)

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Prunella Jones said...

I vote Melrose place too

 
At Monday, August 20, 2007 9:30:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

Someplace not near here?

 
At Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:12:00 AM, Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

It can't be Melrose Place... Crazy Kimberly blew up the building in season three! Although... Amanda did rebuild it, just in time for season four.

It's very pretty. Do people live there, LA? Or is it like a super high class library?

 
At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 12:27:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

Not Melrose Place!

This is an apartment building in Long Beach where the neighborhoods of Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights meet. It kind of sits on a hill above the Shore with a big neon sign above it that reads "The Gaytonia," named for the contractor who built it (George Gayton). Here's a little more info about it.

http://multifamilyexecutive.com/industry-news.asp?sectionID=549&articleID=240590

 
At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 11:23:00 AM, Blogger Diane said...

Isn't that neighborhood also known as the Gay Ghetto, and not because of George? :-)

 
At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 12:03:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Diane - As I understand it, the Gay Ghetto is the area west of Alamitos, east of Cherry, north of Ocean, south of 7th (probably where I'll ultimately end up buying a condo - a neighborhood filled with good-looking, unobtainable men). The Gaytonia is far west of there. While Belmont Shore certainly is home to plenty of gay folks, prices preclude it from being a ghetto!

That said, I still love that there's a big neon sign over the Shore that reads THE GAYTONIA. If only it were in closer proximity to Ripples.

 
At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 1:40:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

la - gotcha! I do know where that sign is . . . hey - that isn't a bad place to buy - the gay community has a great reputation for going into areas that are cool architecturally/historically, but may be a bit rundown and helping the area undergo a reclamation . . .

plus, they might have some straight friend

 
At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 4:59:00 PM, Blogger D.O.M. Dan said...

LA - I wasn't too far off, was I? Isn't the Belmont Shore / Belmont Hights area just a few blocks east of my guess?

 
At Wednesday, August 22, 2007 5:04:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

Dan - Not too far off, no. There's probably 1-2 miles between Bixby Park and the Gaytonia.... hang on, I'll mapquest it.

1.8 miles. But both are right off Ocean. The Bluff Park neighborhood lies between the two.

 

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