All photos, except otherwise noted, by Heejae Lee

All photos, except otherwise noted, by Heejae Lee

A few of us recently decided to to take advantage of a warm and clear Friday afternoon to explore the city and visit one of our local parks. As many Angelenos have noticed, heard about, or seen via Instagram, MacArthur Park has been recently been transformed into one giant public art exhibition.

Wendy Chan, one of my fellow colleagues at AHBE, initiated our little afternoon sojourn. The following images below are a visual journal of what we saw and experienced at the park last week when we escaped from our computer screens for a few hours.

With our office located in downtown it was only a few stops on the Redline Metro for us to reach the park!

With our office located in downtown it was only a few stops on the Redline Metro for us to reach the park!

We had to stop by the historical Langer’s located right across from MacArthur Park for their world famous pastrami sandwiches! Creative Commons photo: Wally Gobetz

We had to stop by the historical Langer’s located right across from MacArthur Park for their world famous pastrami sandwiches! Creative Commons photo: Wally Gobetz

The transformed lake was an amazing exhibit that really brought out the life of the MacArthur Lake, an urban park often overlooked.

The transformed lake was an amazing exhibit that really brought out the life of the MacArthur Lake, an urban park often overlooked.

Organized by the L.A.-based arts nonprofit Portraits of Hope the manmade lake now holds about 2,500 colorful hand painted floating spheres, a display I think that’s well worth the time and travel to experience in person. For more information about The Spheres at MacArthur Park installation and the great story behind it, check out the FAQs and background website.

The exhibit also had photos of the local community members from hospitals and schools responsible for painting the colorful spheres floating across the water.

The exhibit also had photos of the local community members from hospitals and schools responsible for painting the colorful spheres floating across the water.

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And just for safe measure, we had to take some selfies!

And just for safe measure, we had to take some selfies!

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