Bates Motel

12:57 PM


An unusual grey day in LA 

Spotted a pretty church that we passed by 

  Days before I headed off to LA back in May, I scrolled through Instagram and saw Jenn Im posting a picture of herself at an art installation called the 'Bates Motel'. I immediately asked my sister where it was located in LA (she goes to Uni there) and basically asked her to come with me when I'm there.
  LA was surprisingly gloomy when we headed out to the Bates Motel which was surprising because the weather there is almost the same as Jakarta. But I guess because it was close to June gloom, the clouds were hovering over us a lot more than usual. We had to pass by a few sketchy streets on the way, but all is well because when we finally (took a while for us to find the installation) arrived at the motel, it was worth the wait!



[Credits to my dad]
  There a few people around getting their pictures taken, but this time I didn't feel awkward/embarrassed when my mom took pictures of me, because other people were too, so why should I be embarrassed, you know? It was close to sunset, so we had to hurry and get our pictures taken quickly. Plus, the wind was blowing all over my face, so there's that.

Ghostly 




  The name of the art installation itself sounds cool. But because I watch the show (also called 'Bates Motel') the place is 100x more interesting for me. I've never seen an art installation before, but this one was satisfying. Seeing it on Instagram was cool, but to see it in real life left my jaw dropping for a couple minutes the first time I saw it. 
  Since I was so interested with the installation, I googled about it and found very cool facts about the motel:
  • The artist who created the installation is Vincent Lamoroux (French, obviously.) 
  • Named after Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho', LA residents know that the motel has been in a state of disrepair for years. 
  • The motel was about to be demolished by the city back in 2009, but was bought by a team of developers, turning it into mixed-use space. 
What I'm wearing: Topshop top (I got this last year), Forever 21 coat [similar here], Topshop Petite Jamie Jeans, Vince Camuto Bag (I got this last year).



    I froze up when my mom told me to pose, so I told her to take candid pictures of me instead. And I was so happy that the results turned out good! We didn't stay for too long because it was getting colder by the minute, and I was hangry! 



  Such an amazing art installation isn't it? I bet as you read this, you've probably seen at least one person post a picture of them in this installation. But because the whole white theme is made out of paint, the installation might run down soon because it doesn't last permanently. I just checked out the place on Instagram, and the installation is still going strong! So be sure to check it out before it disappears (not literally...)! 

Much love, Ashley xxx

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21 comments

  1. That white scenery is so photogenic. I still feel awkward as well when I get my picture taken for my outfit posts. It helps when you think that others do it too, haha. I love your blog btw, and the pictures you take! Will visit again! :)

    Love, Layla Rosita

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    1. Especially when people stare at you as someone takes a picture of you! Hahahaha. Thank you so much! :) means a lot to me.

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  2. I really love these photos, it looks like such a lovely place! The white is mesmerising xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. Thank you! Hahaha yes, the place is mesmerizing. Great spot for a photoshoot :P

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  3. I watch Bates Motel as well so I would've found this really interesting!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's an amazing show! Freddie Highmore's acting is phenomenal.

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  4. Great post, from one Ash to another :) Love from London.

    Ashleigh
    www.quintessentiallyme.co.uk

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  5. Beautiful photos :)
    http://modishnessblog.blogspot.com/

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  6. Amazing photography! Love this post!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  7. I've never heard of this place.... it looks a bit eerie but so cool covered in all the paint!

    Megan || Oh Hey! blog

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    1. You should go if you're going to LA in the future! Eerie yes, but it looks amazing <3

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  8. Incredible photographs, this place looks so surreal
    What a brilliant installation, so lucky you got to experience it

    What Raj Wants

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    1. Thank you x yes, it was an amazing experience!

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  9. Oh wow! I've never seen anything like that before, it looks like such a cool and interesting installation! Fab pictures lovely, and you look gorgeous! Xx

    www.theemasphere.com

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    1. Thank you so much! xx and yes, I've never seen anything like it!

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  10. Beautiful photos you have shared here dear. I also wants to see Bates Motel. I am in Chicago and I have organized a party at event venue Chicago for my friends. Then after that I will visit LA. Hoping that my trip will never end.

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    1. Thank you! x hope that you get to visit this place

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