Tag Archives: Orange County

Architecture Du Jour: Bang For Your Buck Edition

Blowhard, Esq. writes: One of the objections I hear constantly to traditional buildings is that they’re too expensive compared to the glass-and-steel variety. “Do you realize how much it costs for all that custom masonry and sculpture?” they say. So, let’s … Continue reading

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It’s 75 Degrees and the Jacarandas are in Bloom

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A scene today from my neck of the woods. Click on the image to enlarge.

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A Day at the Bowers Museum

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although I’ve lived within 10 minutes of it for almost a decade, it was only within the past month that I finally made it over to Orange County’s Bowers Museum, an art and cultural history institution located in … Continue reading

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“Why Not Have a Beautiful Home?”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been focusing too much on crappy buildings lately. Let’s pay attention to the positive, shall we? Southern California has plenty of well-kept, modest, charming neighborhoods, if you’re willing to look. All of the following homes are … Continue reading

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I Graduated From a Monkey Prison

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In 1972, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, the fourth installment in the series, was released. When the film begins, humans have enslaved the apes but eventually the apes rise up in revolution against their oppressors. There … Continue reading

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Let’s Go to a Rock Show!

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The band I blogged about here was in town last night so I headed off to my first concert in two years.

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A Tour of the Santa Ana Civic Center

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In the comments of my last post, Sir Barken Hyena said that, “SoCal is stupid nice.” Well, parts of it certainly are. On the other hand, some areas are architectural wastelands. This especially seems to be the … Continue reading

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