July 28, 2008

What is it? Where is it?

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43 comments:

fcai said...

Obviously a bar, probably LA, and since it is a bar in LA, I really don't care, except to admire the design and workmanship.

Michael E. Lopez said...

Uhhh... it's a bar in L.A.?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Don't leave your sunglasses at that bar. A helpful waiter may deliver them to you and ... let's just say it could be bad.

KLDAVIS said...

A bar...if I had to guess, I'd say a sushi bar.

Ralph said...

It's the juice bar at the Georgia Pacific Lumberyard and Discoteque.

vnjagvet said...

A glass whale bar? With glass chairs?

Bissage said...

What is it?

It’s the outer mephadottal entidone of a Ractilian Benthort.

Where is it?

It’s just below the Benthort’s rackasille, which is exactly where it belongs.

Ann Althouse said...

It's a bar, but it's not in a bar.

vbspurs said...

Chris and you went fishing, and this is the grouper you caught.

The phosphorescence is due to Tequila bottle ocean pollution.

Cheers,
Victoria

KLDAVIS said...

It's a cafe...in the upper left are sweetener packets and lids.

Mrs. Divandria Whorl said...

Nothing like the veneer of edgy abstraction.....

...to try to hide the fact that it's just another fly-by-night, shoebox, hole-in-the-wall, establishment that will close up shop next week.

This little sojourn is turning into a disaster by the minute. Althouse's refusal to seek out places with the slightest bit of glamour, romance, air of authority, and hint of importance.....has made this trip a total fiasco !

Ann Althouse said...

It's not a café or a restaurant of any kind.

XWL said...

Is it the 'bar' at the movie house at The Grove?

(haven't been there yet, myself, I prefer Century City, Landmark, or the Arclight Hollywood for my movie going haunts)

Seems like a nice upscale Disney sort of place.

The escalator in the background was throwing me as far as it being a regular 'bar' type setting, but since I didn't recognize this as being at any theatre I've been to, makes sense that it was shot at a theatre I hadn't been.

vbspurs said...

Okay, let's think.

It's possibly the entrance to a museum, or the grill separating the check-out counter of your hotel.

Close?

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Is it the 'bar' at the movie house at The Grove?

Good guess about the Grove, XWL. You remembered that Ann said she had watched DK there.

It's apparently not a bar, but you scare-quoted it, so I'm guessing it's the concessions stand, if your guess is right.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

It's an oxygen bar. Did you get high?!

Mrs. Divandria Whorl said...

Oh, don't get me started on 'The Grove'.

The sanitized look of a simulated small-town; the antispeptic chill of those same dreary shops you can find in any other insipid shopping mall; being forced to smile/grimace whilst riding the Trolley; the oppressive cigarette smoke that shoots from the smarmy mouths of the Eurotrash throngs....

The Grove is a complete nightmare !

bill said...

What is it?

Looks like stacks of float glass. Probably .5 inch thick.

Ann Althouse said...

It's not a hotel or movie house. It's not at The Grove.

Ann Althouse said...

It's not anywhere that I've already said I've gone.

I have many more pictures from this place that you would recognize right away if you know architecture at all.

XWL said...

Another guess would be the Blue Whale, or at least somewhere on that campus.

Trooper York said...

Hey great picture. You got a shot of Britney Spears cootch getting into the limo.

I heard that she had a rash but that's off the hook.

Ralph said...

Gehry's Disney Hall?

Trooper York said...

I know all the hip talk you know.

Right on!

KLDAVIS said...

I was thinking the same thing, Ralph, but it doesn't open until October.

Palladian said...

Yes, I was thinking it was some Gehry atrocity.

AllenS said...

It's the blob! Run, Ann, Run!

Ralph said...

Where's the place they have the Oscars now? There's something that looks like E.T. on a bicycle in the white area.

KLDAVIS said...

Oscar's are at the Kodak Theater...

vbspurs said...

I dunno, Ann. Other than a sushi restaurant, I'm stumped.

I'm outties for the moment, but this photo will haunt me all day.

Cheers,
Victoria

Susan said...

It looks like a place where they sell makeup.

vbspurs said...

Kldavis, except sometimes they're held at the mignon Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, right?

Ralph said...

I hope not, Susan. That green light will make everyone look ghastly. Of course, then they'll buy more makeup.

KLDAVIS said...

Wikipedia says:

By 1969, the Academy decided to move the ceremonies back to Los Angeles, this time at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Los Angeles Music Center. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion hosted 19 consecutive Oscar ceremonies until 1988, when the Academy started to alternate between the Music Center and the Shrine Auditorium.

In 2002, Hollywood's Kodak Theater became the first permanent home of the awards.

XWL said...

The Oscars are at the Kodak Theatre, inside the Hollywood and Highland complex.

They were at the Dorothy Chandler for a few decades before the opening of the Kodak, and other hosts have been The Santa Monica Convention Center, and the ballroom at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

But, the Kodak is the 'permanent' location for The Oscars.

It's a bit of a white elephant though, bigger than it needs to be for most touring acts, and too small for the mid-level acts (plus awful acoustics, and so-so sight lines), The Nokia (which is will be the home for the Emmys for at least the next decade) in Downtown LA is the preferred non-arena indoor stop for touring acts in Los Angeles, now.

Also, what kldavis said while I was composing this.

chuck b. said...

It's a lobby in one of the Gehry buildings.

I think it's luscious. And a damn shame it's not in a bar!

Ann Althouse said...

Ralph's right. It's that Disney Gehry thing.

Palladian said...

"It's a lobby in one of the Gehry buildings."

The good thing about a bad architect is that you can refer to any of his buildings as "one of the Gehry buildings" and that's all people need to know. Oh yeah, big twisted pile of crap. That one.

Palladian said...

"That Gehry thing" is also a good general descriptor.

Mr. Virgil Roos said...

Oh no. Don't tell me the Althouses have stumbled their way Downtown. Not Downtown !! You certainly won't find any White people there either. And the drive to Downtown....you have to pass through Little Tijuana.

Did nobody graciously give Althouse a proper itinerary? I could have sworn it was Mrs. Crouch, or Mrs. Stattleberry, that worked up a full schedule of appropriate places, more suitable....

Ralph said...

Someone who calls himself "Palladian" doesn't seem to like Gehry. Whoda thunk it?

Is there a prize?

Bissage said...

I’ve been thinking about this long and hard and I’ve come to a conclusion.

That photo makes me want to be there and pull it out and do deep knee bends and rub the head of my dong on that bar from top to bottom just to find out.

It’s a backlit green glass thing.

You wouldn’t understand.

vbspurs said...

Okay, to recap for those not keeping score at home:

This is the lobby at the Frank Gehry designed Disney building?

WTF. Where are the hidden Mickeys?

Cheers,
Victoria