January 8, 2010 |
Visitors to St. Paul's who do not want to make the 528-step climb to the top of the cathedral's magnificent dome still can get a bird's-eye view, thanks to an exhibit that opens this spring. Computer animation and film footage will take people on a "flight" through the dome. The as-yet-unnamed exhibit will also screen films about the history of the 300-year-old stone building and the 1,600 years of worship at this site, including the spectacular services held for royalty. The images will be shown on a 270-degree screen in the cathedral's crypt (basement)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1987
Now that the iron monsters have arrived on the Segerstrom bean field bordering South Coast Drive in Costa Mesa, the following will happen: I will miss the two beautiful foxes that have traversed the bean fields for years. And sometimes they even crossed the street and entered through my guard gate, where I have a bird's-eye view of the bean field. I will miss the mallard ducks flying in for a landing, like fighter planes, onto the concrete-lined creek. I will miss the large, white egrets that land daily in the field for a meal of worms.
July 3, 2011
The Statue of Liberty has been photographed countless times from all directions, but Jill Bowker, who had tickets that allowed access to the icon's crown, took a fresh look. The result is a bird's-eye view of the tablet in Lady Liberty's left arm. The inscription in Roman numerals says, "July 4, 1776," the date when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence. Bowker and her family were in New York in May for their eldest daughter's graduation. The Sun Valley resident used a Samsung TL 225 12.2 megapixels camera.
November 21, 2012 |
In the ever-escalating effort to bestow the ultimate holiday gift (come on, admit you feel the urge to be at least a little bit competitive about it), the tendency is to focus myopically on the material. That's all well and good as long as there are sports-stadium naming rights, moon rocks or French vineyards to be bought. The downside, of course, is running the risk that one's fantastic gift will be overshadowed by someone else's even bigger display of seasonal largesse. Why go to all the trouble, for example, of cloning your wife's favorite pet only to have your thoughtfulness all but forgotten the second she finds out your father-in-law has given her a South Pacific archipelago?
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July 8, 2013 |
Wendy Miller shot this photo of a p elican silhouetted against the cranes at the Port of Long Beach at sunset on June 27. She used a Nikon D7000. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our Flickr page or reader submission gallery . Follow us on Twitter or visit latimes.com/socalmoments for more on this photo series.
February 10, 2013 |
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur Among the globe's most incredible locations for a hotel, the Cliff House residence and the Pacific Suites at Post Ranch Inn have indoor and outdoor bathtubs with unbroken 180-degree views of California's coastline. Set 1,200 feet above the crashing waves, the outdoor tub is stainless steel, made for two, heated to 104 degrees and facing the purple-hued sunset.