Saturday, September 06, 2014
Cross Roads of the World
Hollywood (and often California for that matter) is known for being a little wacky, kind of like that kooky aunt who you really like hanging out with because she's so much fun, even if she is a little eccentric. A little gem I finally got around to photographing is called the Cross Roads of the World, located on Sunset Boulevard.
A blend of Moderne and Old World Architecture, the architect of this 1936 complex was Robert V. Derrah.
I told you…just a little wacky. This pelican is located near the anchor building...
which was designed to look like an ocean liner.
Love this tile mural:
Of course the doors on the anchor building are the most brilliant red.
The original purpose of this complex was for it to be a mini world bazaar, with restaurants and merchandise from the four corners of the world. Thus, the name.
Today, it is used as a rather unique office complex for those in "the business."
Next time you're in Hollywood, check this little gem out.
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