In a quiet outdoor space behind the Bradbury Building in downtown L.A., there’s a small memorial dedicated to one of the city’s most noted real estate entrepreneurs and philanthropists of times past – Bridget “Biddy” Mason. More
In celebration of Black History Month, Jave and I decided to pay a visit to the African American Firefighter Museum (AAFM) in downtown Los Angeles. While L.A. is home to the Los Angeles County Fire Museum (I’ve never been), before randomly learning about the AAFM somewhere online, I had no clue that a Los Angeles museum dedicated to black firefighters even existed. More
Istanbul’s a city that’s seen it all. Since its founding 600 years before Christ and in the centuries since, the Romans, Byzantines, Latins, and Ottomans have each deemed Istanbul a suitable capital for their respective empires. Throughout the years, the city’s geography has worked in its favor. Straddling the Asian and European continents hasn’t been without its advantages as the city has attracted merchants from all corners of the globe to its shores in hopes of trading their spices, textiles, and wares.