Art & Eats along the Metro Gold Line
Metro Gold Line train

Sierra Madre Villa Allen Lake Memorial Park
Del Mar Fillmore South Pasadena Highland Park
Southwest Museum Heritage Square Lincoln Cypress Chinatown
Little Tokyo Pico/Aliso Mariachi Plaza Soto
Indiana Maravilla East L.A. Civic Atlantic

Chinatown Station 
Nearest cross streets:
N. Spring St. and Alameda
Schedule: Every 15 minutes during daytime

The Chinatown Gold Line Station is elevated.  It provides a spectacular 360 degree view from Chinatown and Downtown on the west to the distant mountains near Palm Springs on the east.

Chinatown station Los Angeles Metro Gold Line

The station itself is a simplified version of traditional Chinese architecture in primary colors. One level below the platform you will find Chusien Chang's large circular interpretation of the I Ching embedded in the floor.

Two blocks away, however, the architecture is not simplified at all.  Instead, Chinatown's streets, alleys and plazas are a vibrant showcase of historic Chinese architecture with elaborate detail and color.  

  Main Plaza Chinatown Los Angeles The main plaza in the heart of old Chinatown in Los Angeles.  Many community activities are held here.

Chinatown Los Angeles California
Some  colors are definitely non-traditional like this shocking pink exterior which reveals the influence of the Mexican color palette.

Chinatown Los Angeles green building
And this building near the central plaza is a celebration of green and yellow.

And as for food, we like the delicious Dim Sum at the Ocean Seafood restaurant located about two blocks away.  The dim sum is served during lunch; seafood dinners in the evening.

Poodle Springs signed by Parker

Other sights to see on this website:
Bradbury Building detail La Placita church Olvera st. Alexander Calder red sculpture Los Angeles
See the amazing Bradbury building where the movie  'Blade Runner' was filmed. Visit Olvera Street where the city of Los Angeles began and see La Placita church. See this Alexander Calder sculpture on the L.A. public art walking tour.

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