I love the way the pottery is displayed. This is where the woman of the house did her cooking on hot days. They called it the outdoor kitchen. I call it outdoor grilling on the patio. LOL!!
Old statues where sprinkled throughout the walls of the home. I loved the way this one shone against the white plastered walls.
This is the indoor kitchen where all cooking was done during cold weather. I'll never complain about my small kitchen again.
Amazing that right outside the Avila House are rows of vendors selling colorful souvenirs. I loved the vibrant shades on these guitars.
After all these years of visiting Olvera Street, I never noticed walking under grape vines. HELLO-O! There were little clusters of green grapes dangling. So cool! The buildings to the right were once occupied homes which are now shops.
Oh my, is that a baby doll's backside I see hanging near the upper right side of this photo? LOL!! Such a mish-mash of color.
More mish-mash and color. If you click on the pictures you can see all the extra stuff that vendors cram into their stalls. I think I see Tinker Bell sitting next to Super Mario Brother. LOL!!
Ahh. This was the main reason we drove out to Olvera Street. This is where the taquito was born and it's the only thing we eat when we visit. Definitely worth the drive, calories (what's that?) and wow, would you look at the color!
There is one place that I can always count on for a shot of color, fun, cultural interest and tasty treats. Best part, it's not too far from home and easy on the pocket book. And that place is Olvera Street smack in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. I love it's old charm, smell and vibe. Apparently other people feel the same way I do because the place was alive with visitors. AND it was a Thursday. Oh, and did I mention it was our wedding anniversary? It was. Yeah, 30 years. Where or where did the time go?