Monday, February 22, 2010

Tar Pits & textiles

I am now back home and want to continue to share some of my experiences and photos of my L.A. vist with you.

Last tuesday after visiting the LACA museum to see the Renoir exhibition we wandered over to the La Brea Tar Pits which are just across the street. The tar pit looks like a large pond with a bit of a oil slick floating on the top. The tar pit has yielded up a vast quantity of fossils from saber tooth tigers to elephants as you can see in my photo. I find it somewhat magical that it is still here. I also included a photo of graffiti that was written with the tar that bubbles up through the path.
Our next stop was the Craft and Folk Art Museum which is nearby. What a treat was in store for us, there was a exhibition of Tarot cards called The Fool's Journey. No photos were allow so I am not able to show you the interesting cards that were on display. The second exhibition was of textiles from central Asia & Iran. On display were coats, hats, and rugs of the nomads of Central Asia. The design and colours used in their work was spectacular.


  1. Followed you from Pennys blog;
    Great Job for a newbie!
    Wow, how I miss California! Thank you for sharing…
    I secretly wish to see those tarot cards!
    Nice to meet you!

  2. Hi Diane - i haven't had an email from you???
    cheers Dale