1820 Industrial Street
Los Angeles 90021
Bus Tour Description
Get on the bus as Esotouric heads to the Palos Verdes Peninsula for an all-new one-time-only bus adventure, one of our 10th Anniversary special events.
On this excursion, we’ll delve into prehistory with recently-uncovered evidence of ancient cultivated plantations, explore the area’s Mid-Century Modern architectural legacy with a guided tour through influential subdivisions, get a tour of the Palos Verdes Art Center’s exhibition Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture from curator Alan Hess, explore the 1920s shopping center Malaga Cove Plaza with redoubtable architectural historian Ann Hugh, and wrap up the day with a tour of the local history research center of the Palos Verdes Library District Central Library with archivist Monique Sugimoto, who will also walk us through an exhibition on early 20th Century Palos Verdes architecture.
If you’re fascinated by the built environment and curious to discover secrets of the most beautiful corner of Southern California, you won’t want to miss this very special Esotouric bus adventure.
ABOUT THE ANCIENT AGRICULTURE PRESENTATION:
A special surprise guest researcher will join us at Friendship Park, San Pedro to share his findings. He says: “Before the Spanish claimed this land and named it Palos Verdes, it was sacred to the Gabrielino/Tongva people who according to archeological evidence, lived in the area for at least 15,000 years. Legend says they blessed the land and made it the most beautiful place on earth. I have found evidence of a plantation more than 9000 years old that once covered the length of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Join me for a guided tour of a small portion of this ancient man-made landscape.”
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION “AARON G. GREEN AND CALIFORNIA ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE” :
Aaron Green (1917–2001) was an internationally recognized architect and associate of Frank Lloyd Wright. Adopting Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture, Green had a thriving practice distinguished by his commitment to a harmonious relationship between site and structure, and a respect for the properties of the natural materials he utilized. This exhibition examines Aaron Green’s application of organic architecture to a wide range of projects, both public and private, throughout California.
Please note that this is a Special Event, and vouchers and discounts good on our regularly scheduled bus adventures are not accepted for this tour.
Check in for this tour is 9:30 am for a 10:00 am sharp departure. We will return around 5:00 pm. There are no paper tickets: your name will be on a list at the bus door. We will stop mid-day for a self-hosted picnic lunch, so bring something good to eat, and anything (non-alcoholic) you’d like to drink during the day. We will supply coffee and water. Please dress appropriately for our on and off bus adventures along the shoreline. This tour occurs rain or shine.
Please see below for parking information. We are recommending that all attendees park in the parking lot listed below because we are returning after dark. No other nearby pay lots will be open when the tour begins.