By Nicole Cormier
Though every city across America has a library, Los Angeles Public Library Central Branch is a must-visit when in Southern California. Of course, the main draw is the enormous collection of books, literature and other educational tools, but the architecture of the building and the art housed inside are worth the visit. As you enter the main lobby of the building, look up – the vibrantly and purposely off-kilter painted ceiling was done by Renee Petropoulo. Next you’ll notice the three atrium chandeliers. These were modeled after the solar system by artist Therman Statom. At each of the elevator landings in the atrium, you will see interesting sculptures that were created to manipulate light by Anne Preston. Throughout the building you’ll find various paintings, sculptures, fountains and countless other pieces of art that all add to the ambiance of the building.
When visiting Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library in the Financial District, there are many options for hotels. The Omni Hotel is a luxurious option that is only a few blocks from the library.
When driving around the city, be sure to drive a car that will handle city driving with ease while still looking classy. A 2013 SLS AMG GT from Mercedes-Benz of Encino is the ideal vehicle for either city or highway driving and will make every passenger feel comfortable.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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