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Enjoy the Mexican and Latino culture in Southern California!

California use to be a part of Mexico as some people may already know, and it is impossible to talk about California culture without mentioning Mexican culture. Olvera Street is a marketplace located a few block away from the famous Union train station in Los Angeles, and offers visitors shopping and dining experience reflecting Mexican and Latino culture and traditions.

Many visitors come here to enjoy shopping from over 80 unique stores and entertainments from local artists. You will often find Mariachis go over to people and play a few songs for them, which I love! When I went to Olvera Street this time, I run into a show by 2 break dancers. I noticed when I went to 3rd Street in Santa Monica, those break dancers seem to have the exact same rules for the audiences…

Rule #1- If you like what you see, please clap.
Rule #2- If you don’t like what you see….guess what, still clap because they have feelings!
Rule #3- If you see something you cannot do, please tip!

There are always different entertainers here, so every time I come here, I’m able to enjoy different performances! It’s a great place for a photo shoot, too!!!

Reference: www.calleolvera.com

written by sugiyamasatomi


  1. stouf


    Another rockin' location from sugiyamasatomi ! Bravo !

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  2. anarchy


    Hahaha, that mexican fellow makes me think of the ''Cigar Store Indian'' from an episode of Seinfeld... I want one for my appartment =))) Excellent location!!

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  3. realmustache


    ooooh, i LOVE olivera street. i go all the time!

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  4. honeytrees


    gorgeous! i love #3, #9 with the marionettes and 12.
    this is a very colourful gallery!

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  5. big_penguin


    I was just there last week..... but alas, the Big Penguin broke Rule #1. I will be back though and will follow all 10 rules!

    over 4 years ago · report as spam

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