This past weekend, Karen and I visited the El Pueblo historical monument in Los Angeles. Karen needed to come here for a class assignment she had to complete for her interior architecture and design program and I was happy to accompany her! After two decades of living in LA, this was my first time walking through Olvera Street. There is saturated history with diversity present within this community. We went on a guided tour and discovered many things we never learned in our classes before. Even though we were next to the Chinese American museum, we stood out in the crowd of Latinos. Olvera street was beautiful in its own manner from its unique aesthetics and historical culture. I was able to to sense different aspects of its history through the designs and architecture while also witnessing modern aspects of culture that have been incorporated into this community throughout the years. To be honest, I always thought Olvera street was an extended, large street, but to my surprise, it was much smaller than I expected. Yet, even as small as the street is, there is so much culture within the area. On another thought, I truly admire the individuals that fought and continue to fight to preserve the history that many are unaware of.
(Karen’s outfit: Dress: Forever 21, Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Bag: Madewell, Watch: Daniel Wellington)
(My outfit: Knit sweater: Mother’s, Skirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Justfab, Bag: Misty, Watch: Daniel Wellington)