Friday and Saturday I went to Convergence, the Handweaver’s Guild of America’s conference. It happens every other year, in different parts of the country. Besides being nearby (if you call 70 miles close), the big reason for going was simply to visit with an old college friend who had flown down to attend. We had a wonderful time catching up with each other, wandering around, and just visiting.
Although I have resided in California for a very long time, this was the first time I had ever been in the city of Long Beach. I don’t much about the town, except it is a large city. Where we stayed has obviously seen a great deal of urban development, much of it very nice, with a strong emphasis on the visual. Throughout the area we stayed in, referred to as “The Village” I was told, were wonderful things, from attractive new architecture, to trendy buildings, and a definite thoughtfulness in design to details large and small.
While I took pictures of lots of things, this post is dedicated to looking at architecture. I enjoyed much of what I saw, most of which was new, but within walking distance older buildings (for us!) were apparent. There is a lot of potential for this area as the city appears to be working to revitalizing an area by making it both commercial and very live-able at the same time. It seems to be successful.