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Journal of No. 118


January 26th, 2014

An eventful day @ 02:25 pm


Yes, I survived the Snowpocalypse, and made it back to the best place lack-of-gods made.

But rather than slump into a puddle -- that's what Sunday's for! -- Saturday was pretty full. We started off with an estate sale, where the decedent was a bit of a hoarder, but had a particular fondness and knowledge of glass. I spotted a uranium glass juicer in one of the photos from the estate agent, and since Dr. Pookie is an aficionado of uranium glass (aka vaseline glass), we went down there. We found quite a trove of uranium glass pieces, and walked away with quite a haul.



Later, we went to the Day on Broadway (having been tipped off by colleency). The idea was that several old movie palaces were open to the public, and we went to gawk at them (and a few other things in the neighborhood). All photos here

Hard to ignore the Eastern Columbia Building, which was close to the registration desk.

Eastern Columbia Building (1930)

After registering, we headed off to Cole's for a French Dip and a drink. We poked our nose into the Bradbury Building, and then on to the theaters.

It's hard (in the photo) to appreciate how huge the ceiling of the Million Dollar Theater (1918!) is:

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And what can one say about its strange tutelary spirit?

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The Los Angeles Theater was a real revelation, with its crystal 'fountain'

"Fountain" of Crystal (with (dry) water fountain/pool below)

and ridiculous foyer

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The mostly gutted Globe provided contrast with the others, which were generally much more restored.

Not so sumptuous entryway, apart from the gilt wooden moldings.

The Orpheum is pretty amazing, and the duffer at the organ was showing off its capabilities

The gent was showing off various sound effects from the organ

The place is huuuuuuuuge

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Later, Dr. Pookie took me out to Pizzeria Mozza. The fried cauliflower was much browner than at Bucato, but still good. The dipping sauce was good, but not as amazing as the fresh dressing and herbs of Bucato. Some fine bread and prosciutto as well, before the main course -- The pizza with "Bacon, Salami, Fennel Sausage, Guanciale [aka pork cheek 'bacon'], Tomato & Mozzarella". Yes, it was meat heavy, but it was glorious. We pride ourselves on our homemade pizza, but this was even better. By a lot. For dessert, some little scoops of blood orange sorbet (extremely yum), chocolate rum gelato (gorgeous, but possibly(?) too rich) and 'olive oil' gelato: mild olive oil gelato coated in olive oil and salt. A very neat taste, but not as engrossing as the other two.
 
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From:ovary
Date:January 27th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Holy balls, what is this uranium glass? You have intrigued me! I must acquire a handheld UV light for my next antiquing/estate sale trips! What fun!
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:January 27th, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Obviously you have the gist of it. The uranium gives the glass its yellow to green color, and coincidentally makes it fluoresce under UV. Not enough radioactivity to hurt you... much. Mostly manufactured from 1880-1930 or so, it went out of fashion.

Yeah, Dr. Pookie now has a little UV flashlight in her purse.
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From:ovary
Date:January 27th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for such a neat new thing! I must do this as well! :) I already have a bunch of glass sitting around that is super old -- I will excitedly check the stash of glass I already have.

Journal of No. 118