Six Top Instagrammable Spots in Los AngelesAs the second largest city in the United States that is known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Los Angeles is a natural for Instagram postings. With coastlines, mountains, art and culture, residents and visitors have much to photograph. To that end, here are six favorite Instagrammable places to visit throughout Los Angeles.
Originally erected in 1923 on Mount Lee by the Hollywoodland Real Estate Group, the initial Hollywood Sign was an advertisement to sell Hollywood real estate and read "Hollywoodland." Over the years the sign suffered damage, but in 1973 it became a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and in 1978 "Playboy's" Hugh Hefner led a successful campaign for a complete restoration. Today the Hollywood Sign is an icon that's recognized all over the world and is certainly Instagrammable.
In 1905, developer Abbot Kinney created his version of Venice, by creating man-made canals in Venice, just south of Santa Monica. With a wealth of unique residences bordering the Venice Canals, today pedestrians can take a walking tour through California history and architectural styles while snapping some Instagram worthy photos.
LACMA's Urban Light
Within the grounds of the seven building campus that comprises the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) there are numerous opportunities for Instagram. Amongst its 120,000 objects of art, the one that has swiftly become the most iconic is Chris Burden's "Urban Light." Photographed by day or night, the 202 streetlamps, circa 1920s and 1930s, have recently been restored and are ready for their close up.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall
Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry and opened in 2003, The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is one of the most acclaimed and photographed buildings in Los Angeles and the world. With its wavy, stainless steel panels, the exterior of the concert hall is certainly a piece of art, while the hall's interior is an acoustic marvel.
Just south of The Walt Disney Hall sits the The Broad Museum. Showcasing 2,000 postwar and contemporary works of art from the collection of philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, this museum, which opened in 2015, has fast become the city's "go-to" museum. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and dubbed the "veil and the vault," with its all-white honeycomb-like structure, The Broad offers 50,000 square feet of gallery space and numerous Instagram moments.
Downtown Los Angeles Arts District Murals
On the edge of East L.A. populated by warehouses and industrial buildings, the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles is fast becoming a center for artists and art galleries. But in addition to the art displayed inside those galleries, walking through these neighborhoods presents plenty of art displayed outdoors in the way of murals. This neighborhood is definitely worthy of an Instagram excursion.
Author's bio: Lori Huck works in television development as well as writes on entertainment, travel and the arts. She's a fan of the vibrant arts scene in Los Angeles and is a member of various film, television, and arts organizations.
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