Photo 101: Architecture

Jewelry District

Jewelry District

Los Angeles Jewelry District is twelve blocks long and is one of many landmarks in L.A. The buildings have been there since the twentieth century and are now part of the historic center in Los Angeles.  “It is the largest jewelry district in the United States” and offers fine jewelry for low prices.

Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts

This building immediately caught my attention as we were driving on the freeway. I’m glad I was able to take a photo of it but I didn’t know the history behind it until I searched it up. It’s the Ramon C. Cortines High School which opened in 2009 near Downtown L.A and has been admired since then. It is a “$232 million high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.”


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13 thoughts on “Photo 101: Architecture

  1. Priceless Joy says:

    Great photos!! I can’t help but wonder – the jewlery district buildings, are all the floors of the buildings stores? Or are the upper floors apartments? And, 232 million dollars for a high school? I wonder how much the taxpayers had to pay for the fancy “artwork” on the building? Really nice photos Lrod and makes me want to know more about them.

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    • lrod1726 says:

      Thanks PJ! Some of the floors on the jewelry building are apartments, some are offices, some are clothing factories, or some are empty. For the high school, I’m not sure how much taxpayers had to pay but the school has been having a hard time finding funds to keep up with the programs available at the school.

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      • Priceless Joy says:

        If the high school is having a hard time getting funds for the programs they want then the taxpayers are tired of sinking money into it. 232 million is a lot of money and yes, the taxpayers pay for it through taxes. Generally they raise taxes to pay for schools and the taxpayers are probably voting against tax increases. You do live in the US? When you vote do you notice those long questions at the end that you also have to vote on?

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      • lrod1726 says:

        I was surprised too when I found out it was 232 million and I can imagine a lot of people are voting against it. I wouldn’t know about the voting process since I’ve never done it and I can’t 🙂 but I will look into it whenever the chance comes up 🙂

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      • Priceless Joy says:

        You don’t need to look into it for me, but if your curious you can. I know that when I vote at the end, after voting for the candidates they have votes on funding for: schools, public hospitals, civic centers, senior citizen centers (anything that’s public owned and not privately owned). I get so tired of my taxes skyrocketing that I start voting no on those.

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      • lrod1726 says:

        It does take a lot of money from all taxpayers so I understand why you vote no. Who knows how long this school will last but from the way things are going it will end up being a waste of money.

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