A Rose For Lilly

Tucked in a tranquil garden behind downtown L.A.’s iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall is the Lillian Disney Memorial Fountain.  This beautiful work of art was personally designed by the concert hall’s architect, Frank Gehry, in honor of its primary benefactor, Lillian Disney.  Mrs. Disney had a great love for Delftware, the famous white and blue porcelain from the Delft region of the Netherlands. To create the intricate mosaic of the rose-shaped fountain, Gehry and his artisans shattered more than two hundred vases and eight thousand tiles!

Many visitors come to the Disney Concert Hall to hear the world-class symphony or simply to admire the graceful contours of the building. However, it’s well worth the time to walk the grounds and discover some of the smaller, hidden gems too.

Free to the public. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 135 N. Grand Ave., 213-972-4399, laphil.com

I first mentioned this fountain in my article about fun & free things to do in downtown L.A.  Also, don’t forget to check out Budget Travelers Sandbox where bloggers from around the world share some of their favorite pictures too!

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