Crystal Cathedral located at 4201 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove is an architectural wonder. Stroll the church grounds and step inside the cathedral to see 10, 000 thousand glass panels. Designed by Philip Johnson, visitors are welcomed Mon-Sat., 9AM to 33:30PM for tours. The Glory of Christmas & Glory of Easter are 2 spectacular annual shows.  Info: (714) 544-5679

The Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has a glass enclosed elevator running up the side of the building.   Guests can view the city while heading for their rooms (left). While in the lobby, look up (right).



A pyramid located at California State University, Long Beach houses a sports arena is seen in photo above on left. A study of California architecture includes the Spanish influence evident everywhere. Red-tiled roofs and beige-colored stucco buildings look Spanish but are quite Californian, built to withstand earthquakes.

Older buildings are often retrofitted. Pictured above is the Santa Barbara courthouse, which offers a view of the city nestled in the hills.

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