If you've seen any of the reader visit photos at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles -- or you're a reader who has visited me -- you've likely seen the building in the background undergoing big changes.
It's the Petersen Automotive Museum, and it stands kitty-corner to where The Wilfair Hotel and Motel Fairwil sit (in surreal spirit, of course). And a major renovation has just wrapped up at the car-filled institution.
In a word: wow. I thought The Wilfair was the most whimsical building at that intersection! Our little fictional hotel has just taken a backseat in the amazing visuals department.
Bet Sutton and Monty'll go check it out next week, when it is officially open. Prior Yates, of course, hopes one day that one of his many splashy vehicles might be displayed within its hallowed halls.
Here's a before/after (with sweet reader Rachel in the before). Same building. It's a mysterious and magical intersection, I tell you. It is.
cr: Petersen Automotive Museum