Union Station in Los Angeles is located off Alameda Street and East Cesar Chavez. It is a busy location with lots of things to do and many cultures within blocks. There is the Olvera Street Plaza directly across the street from Union Station. Here you can taste the Mexican culture with some delicious taquitos. There are also lots of Mexican made items for sale in the plaza. If you decided that you want authentic Chinese food or culture then walk a few more blocks to find Chinatown. The first thing you will see when you enter is the dragon symbols next to the senior citizen apartment building. This is on the corner of Sunset Blvd aka E.Cesar Chavez Blvd. and Broadway. Once inside Chinatown you should go to the plaza located at the end of Chinatown. It is a great place to see Chinese inspired architecture with a lucky fountain. You will be able to see and hear amazing things in a short period of time. I hope that you take an adventure and visit these hidden treasures that have been in Los Angeles for decades. Olvera Street has been opened since 1911 and Union Station has been running since 1939. Rich history is captured in a few short blocks of Los Angeles. You may also want to know that Sunset and Alameda is where the famous Hollywood street “Sunset” begins or ends. It depends how you see it. Either way you won’t be disappointed if you take a field trip to Sunset and Alameda or E.Cesar Chavez and Alameda (it is the same corner).
The dragons are facing Broadway and Sunset Blvd. and right next to the dragons is a Senior Citizen building that marks the entrance of Chinatown. Walk down on Broadway and you will see the heart of Chinatown. To get to the pond you will have to walk a distance, but if you take the bus it will be easier. They have short distance buses that have short routes such as the LA DASH. The bus system is really easy, so just hop on and ask the bus driver how to get to your destination.
Union Station off Alameda
Inside the Union Station
Lucky gold coins and the Lucky Fountain in Chinatown.
This the entrance to DSR Design who is the designer to the building below. It is located inside the plaza with the lucky fountain. DSR design, inc. 951 North Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012
The DSR Design, Inc door is located inside the lucky fountain plaza. There you will see how beautiful and incredible the art and architecture is so much party of the culture.
I loved the colors!!!
Look to inside the Olvera Plaza and you will find a hidden museum.
The taquito stand is located on the corner of Sunset and Alameda.
You will be eating standing up, because there seating is limited. But standing up makes all so L.A.
The taquitos are filled with beef and rolled in a corn tortilla. Once they are rolled they are ready to be fried for a crunchy shell. While still hot they pour a green sauce over them. The sauce is made up of green tomatillos, jalapenos and onions. The sauce is spicy, but very delicious. I am sure they have other secret ingredients in the sauce, because I absolutely love it. These are the best taquitos in all of Los Angeles. Writing this post made want to go out and grab a few. Maybe I will see you in Los Angeles at Olvera Street eating some taquitos.
Have a great weekend no matter what you do for fun. Alma