360° PANORAMA OF CARMAGEDDON! THE 405 FREEWAY CLOSURE @ MULHOLLAND

This image is my first in a series of the epic Carmageddon weekend in Los Angeles. More to follow but for right now I'm off to see the Monkees (hey hey!) perform at the Greek. Please excuse the stitching errors but this pano is a rush to publish. If you're from Los Angeles I'd love to hear how your weekend is going.If you're viewing this image from the RSS feed, be sure to click through to the site
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Interior of a 1937 Pierce Arrow Trailer at the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar, California

1937 Pierce Arrow Trailer Interior at The Nethercutt Museum in SylmarIn memory of my father and grandfather, for Father's Day this weekend I visited the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar, California, to have a look at some of the world’s greatest antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles on display.Growing up dear old dad drove a black convertible 1955 Cadillac El Dorado which
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Something to do in Los Angeles This Weekend: Walking Tour of Thai Town Street Art Graffiti Murals

View Walking Tour of Thai Town Graffiti Street Art Murals in a larger mapI'm taking off for the Memorial Day weekend, leaving behind my house-sitting stint and the world's sweetest kitty so I've put together a map of a walking tour (see above) of the street art murals in the Thai Town area that I've been blogging about these past few days.Some of the works from graffiti artists you'll see on this tour:
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"La Reina de Thai Town" and "Kannon / Kuan Yin" - Two Murals by RETNA and Mac

"Kannon / Kuan Yin" can be found at the intersection of Hollywood and Western across the street from the Metro stationSuccess happens overnight for some people but for graffiti artist turned gallery artist, RETNA's breakout success is a long time in the making. Last week, RETNA unveiled a unique work of art on the tail of one of VistaJet's Global Express XRS aircraft during EBACE 2011 in Geneva. This
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Desire Obtain Cherish versus Stella Artois on Hollywood Boulevard

I'm house-sitting in Thai Town, an area on Hollywood Boulevard roughly between Wilton and Normandie just off the 101 freeway.  In addition to featuring some of the best Thai restaurants in Hollywood, the hood  also plays host to a dream team lineup of some of the city's finest street artists including the LA Mural Front, Miles "Mac" MacGregor, RETNA and most recently the street team
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It's Full of Stars - The Central Rotunda at the Griffith Observatory

Vault of the rotunda at the Griffith Observatory. Click to embiggen.The Central Rotunda at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles has the distinction of being one of the top 10 ceilings in the world. It was designed by muralist and Hollywood art director Hugo Ballin who also worked as a sketch artist on MGM's 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz".Be sure to click on the image above to see all the gorgeous
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Salvation Mountain: Leonard Knight's Interactive Vision in the Desert

Entrance to Salvation MountainLeonard Knight, 79, has been building "Salvation Mountain" an on-going art installation near Slab City in the Salton Sea, California, for the past 27 years. Its soul purpose is to convey the simple message "God is love."Because of Knight's dedication, it seemed fitting to see Salvation Mountain on Easter.  So last Sunday along with my sister we set out for a visit
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In Touch with Tanja Barnes - Spring 2011

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This is a test. This is only a test!

Amphitheater in Central Park, Playa Vista.Hey there!If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed a recent image I took on my iPhone and  posted to Twitpic last week from the Amphitheater in Central Park in Playa Del Rey. The location that the amphitheater sits is a 7.9 acre park designed by Michael Maltzan in collaboration with the Office of James Burnett. Now honestly, there's no real reason
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