The 17th edition of the Great Los Angeles Walk returns on Saturday, November 19, 2022! (Always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.) Details to come.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Welcome The Velaslavasay Panorama to This Year's Walk!

Located at 1122 W. 24th Street, in the old Union Theater, the Velaslavasay Panorama is a uniquely Los Angeles attraction. I remember when it used to be in Hollywood; as a matter of fact, I recently found photos I took of its farewell -- as written up by my blog, Franklin Avenue, back in 2004. I'm sad to admit I haven't had a chance to visit their West Adams location (you know, kids, etc., the usual excuse) -- which is why I'm so happy to reveal that the Velaslavasay Panorama has agreed to fling open its doors and let the Great LA Walk explore its theater and grounds on the morning of Nov. 19! Here's a primer, but check out their full website here.

Drawing on the illustrious history of the great panorama paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries, The Velaslavasay Panorama is an exhibition hall, theatre and garden dedicated to the production and presentation of unusual visual experiences, including those of the 360-degree variety and linear moving panoramas. The Velaslavasay Panorama panoramic exhibition encircles the spectator within a fully enveloping atmosphere; a vast painting of a continuous surrounding landscape, accompanied by sound stimulation and three-dimensional elements, affords the viewer an opportunity to experience a complete sensory phenomenon.

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