I've been thinking all week about how to share my day in Down Town Los Angeles. Yes, I traveled down there again. This time, two friends from our small artists group wanted to explore LA with me. Sometimes, people will say, "When I think of Los Angeles, I think of traffic, smog, and Hollywood." Well, yeah, there is traffic; sometimes there's smog (not much anymore, really); and of course, there is Hollywood, which I avoid, and truly it isn't all that glamorous.
But Los Angeles is so much more. There's history and beauty and mystery. And great food.
1. "The Girls" wanted to go up to the top of the City Hall building. Twenty-six stories. The top floor also has a walkway/observation deck all the way around the outside. You can look down on all of Down Town from the four sides. What views!
2. We had to laugh--we found where the Halloween witch keeps her broom.
3. Right in the middle of the crosswalk, there was the city seal painted on the bricks:
4. We visited a new to me spot: The Last Book Store. Really, it deserves its own post. Here I am posing in front of a wall of books, one of hundreds.
Tunnel of Books
Of course there was a knit shop tucked into a corner of the second floor.
I hope you enjoyed your 'day' in Down Town Los Angeles (#dtla) as much as I did.