Clifton's Cafeteria

Chapel Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria

Barclay Hotel

Barclay Hotel

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria

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Gold Ballroom Alexandria Hotel

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Stairwell Alexandria Hotel

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Palm Court Alexandria Hotel

Alexandria Hotel Lobby

Alexandria Hotel Lobby

Alexandria Hotel plaster details

Alexandria Hotel plaster details

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria

Barclay Hotel

Barclay Hotel

Mezzanine Alexandria Hotel

Mezzanine Alexandria Hotel

3rd & Broadway

3rd & Broadway

Angels Flight

angels flight

Barclay Hotel

Barclay Hotel

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria

Lobby Barclay Hotel

Lobby Barclay Hotel

Lobby Barclay Hotel

Lobby Barclay Hotel

Barclay Hotel

Barclay Hotel

Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria

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Our routes veer off into fascinating, neglected neighborhoods. Our expert guides are passionate, brainy and hilarious. Our tour themes are provocative and complex, but never dry, mixing crime and social history, rock and roll and architecture, literature and film, fine art and urban studies into a simmering stew of original research and startling observations.

Even our snack stops are unique: a Chinese dumpling picnic in a garden of concrete sea monsters, donuts in the parking lot of Charles Bukowski's favorite liquor store, or Raymond Chandler-inspired gelato at Scoops in East Hollywood.

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