Architecture, © 2000 - 2019 Daniel R. Stiel. All Rights Reserved., California, Photography

Anaheim Convention Center Arena (1967)


The dramatic Anaheim Convention Center, one of my favorite buildings in Orange County, was conceived and designed by Adrian Wilson & Associates in 1965, and built by Del E. Webb Corporation at a cost of $6.8 million. Visible under a layer of concrete are the 200-ton steel arches that peak at 112 feet above arena floor. The original configuration provided a total area of 375,000 square feet, with 100,000 square foot main hall.

Opened in July 1967, the domed building’s elliptical floor plan provided for up to 9,100-seats for performances (6,500 for circus or ice show, 7,800 for basketball, 8,500 for stage performance and 9,100 for boxing). 

When opened, it was the fifth largest convention center in the U.S.

The original convention center project staff included Supt. M. D. Stevens; Mickey Brown, engineer; Woody Witaker, foreman; Tom Swann, assistant superintendent; Ed Konkol, office manager and Bob Sheer, project manager.

Aviation, © 2000 - 2019 Daniel R. Stiel. All Rights Reserved., Photography

Huntington Beach’s Pacific Air Show


The Pacific Air Show held last weekend in Huntington Beach brought out an estimated 2 million spectators over the three-day event. Here are a few of our favorite photos.SANS5366

Vintage VW Microbus show on Main Street
Spectators stretching south along Huntington Beach towards Newport Beach
Animals, Art, © 2000 - 2019 Daniel R. Stiel. All Rights Reserved., California, Culture, Landscapes, Photography, surfing

Photography Night @ Aquarium of the Pacific


The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California hosted their annual Photography Night last weekend. It was quite a treat to photograph the animals in a quiet, cerebral setting and to enjoy the company of other photographers and the knowledgeable staff from the aquarium and local sponsors.