View from Top of Culver City Steps
The City of Angels
It’s no secret that Los Angeles is not my favorite city. I often think it doesn’t deserve to share the moniker with other metropolises like New York or Chicago. Besides the actual downtown, the rest of it is urban sprawl multiplied – ugly strip malls, crumbly 1970s plazas, and dozens of drive-thrus reminding us that this city was built for the car. You can barely walk anywhere unless you are in Santa Monica, the public transportation is subpar, and you always hear about the traffic.
But, then, there is something; that California, laid-back vibe when you get closer to the Pacific Ocean, an electric energy in the night air around the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, the possibility of rubbing elbows with celebrities on Rodeo drive or at the Ivy. And then there are gorgeous, blue-sky days like the ones that I captured here for you including the Hollywood Sign at sunset right from my friend’s apartment balcony. He loves L.A., but…also has his own issues with living there. Check out his raves and gripes here on his blog: I Love LA, But…
Hollywood at Sunset
View of Downtown Los Angeles from Culver City Steps