Foyer of the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles

Foyer of the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los AngelesLos Angeles does have an unfortunately deserved reputation for neglecting its past, however we do still have a few jewels left in our crown. One of them is the Biltmore Hotel, which looks out over Pershing Square. Opening in 1923, the Biltmore became known as the Host of the Coast where most of the socially prominent and important events took place. This is a shot of what was then the foyer of the hotel. Guests entered through the doors at the far end and checked in at the desks on the right. Today, this beautiful area looks largely the same, although it functions now as a restaurant, where you can indulge in a posh afternoon tea.

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