Skip to main content

La Brea Tar Pits At Hancock Park

FROM BEVERLY HILLS AND Rodeo Drive...next we stopped at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum along Wilshire Boulevard.  No, I didn't go in to the museum....we just walked around the park and I was being "educated" throughout the walk....
At the entrance of Tar Pits....

This lake is actually a pit left over from the asphalt mining operations in the late 1800s.  Since then, this pit has been collecting rain and groundwater thus creating a lake.  There are still bubbles, sheen and stink that come from a deep underground oilfiield.... Animals were stuck inside during the ancient days...
These elephants were stuck during that time... Poor thing...

The fossils are discovered buried at the tar pit.... 

Leading to the museum...
We didn't go in... Too educational for us.... Hahaha...
Take a picture will do.....
See anything interesting here?  Good to get a tan though...

Thank goodness the weather was very cooling.....
The oil fileld... Still productive at certain parts in the park....
The yellow cones are the ones with oil....
Even the streets have a strong tar smell... Alright, this is history...
One for the album before we left Santa Monica to go home....

Comments

  1. They love doing that when there is bright sunshine...or they would just go and sit in the lawn. Lovely open space there, very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. So sad to read that animals stuck in the lake. :(

    Lovely photos.

    ReplyDelete
  3. interesting place!! and nice that you can have so much to see even without having to pay to go into the museum.. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. wah so long ago still hv oil. so there still hv the smell? pening or not?

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a pity you were not interested to visit museums!
    I would always spend hours inside the Science or History museums in overseas.
    Maybe I am the nerdy type! Muahahaha

    Selamat Hari Raya Holidays to you over there!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is very interesting. I didn't know about the tar pits until now hah..hah...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like a nice and interesting place to visit. Over here the weather is still very hot!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very quickly this website will be famous amid all blogging viewers, due to it's
    good articles

    ReplyDelete
  9. Please let me know if you're looking for a article author for your site.
    You have some rreally great posts aand I think I would be a good
    asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I'd
    absolutely love to write some materual for
    your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please shoot me an e-mail if interested. Regards!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thank you, readers!

Popular posts from this blog

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner At San Jose 2022

TABLE FOR FOUR... We had our own reunion Chinese New Year dinner on Monday evening.... we made a simple one, just hot pot at home.  All we have to do is to clean the vegetables, get everything defrosted... and the hot pot boiling with a packet of seasoning.  They sell a lot of hot pot seasoning over here, from tomato soup to shrimp and chicken soup, I just threw in the whole packet of paste.  No doubt not so healthy but it is so easily done....  As usual, Chinese New Year won't be CNY without a plate of Loe Sang...  No crackers so I put in a few pieces of Tacos... LOL... Most important is the sauce....  The apricot, plum sauce and honey makes it right.... And our dishes for the evening..... We ate too much shrimps the day before so we omitted for this evening.... Simple and yet satisfying meal for our Reunion Dinner....

My White Elephant

WHITE ELEPHANT.... still laying on my table for two months I think....   My friend groomer is not free these days, my poor Labby badly needs her hair cut and leaving no choice, I ordered the grooming shaver online.  I thought it would be easy to install the shaver to the appliance and till today, I am still at my wits end on how it is fixed.  My friend gave me a tip... check out the Youtube, she said.  Yeah, how come I did not think of that.....  But till today, I have not even touched it and my poor furry member will have to wait till this Mama has her right mood to do it.   My own hair also badly needs a hair cut and with the high Covid cases each day, I guess I have to tolerate for another month with my unruly hair..... or perhaps I can make use of this clipper on myself before I use it on my furry member!  LOL.... Crazy me! Still standing nicely on the table....  Still looking at the gadgets.... and not doing anything about them... I am happy with this dish....  Better looking afte

Two Dishes One Soup Dinner

AUNTIE'S SIMPLE COOKING... for dinner on one evening.... Defrosted a piece of cod, my last piece in the freezer besides another few more pieces of other types of fish.  I think I consume the most fish this year, never bought so many types of fish before.  Maybe it is made easier for me this year cos of the online shopping at Gracious, cleaned, vacuumed and free delivery above RM50.   My last piece of cod.... A plate of greens called Yau Mak...  Not so sure what it is called in English And chicken herbal soup....  My complete meal for one evening....  As usual, I do not take much rice... Or perhaps I did not take rice at all for this meal....  LOL...