Earlier this month, Jess from I’ve Bean Travelling did a photo challenge in which she shared her favorite photos of her hometown, Toronto. Inspired by this simple, yet poignant idea of showcasing one’s home city, I’ve decided to go ahead and do one of my own, Los Angeles.
I was born and raised in the “City of Angels” and, despite its overpopulation, traffic and pollution, and myriad of problems in recent years, Los Angeles remains a hot-spot for Hollywood, good beach weather year-round, and my home at heart. There’s so much diversity in history, culture, and people…probably none more than here than anywhere else in the world, and it’s important to look beneath the surface of the local’s characters and beyond the touristy parts of the Westside and Hollywood to find the “true” Angeleno: hard-working, a bit rough around the edges, but also fiercely-loyal to those close to them.
Without further ado, here are my selections:
1. “Urban Light” exhibition at LACMA.
2. Bradbury Building (filming location for Blade Runner and (500) Days of Summer).
3. The Getty Villa.
4. In N’ Out burgers.
5. Korean Bell of Friendship in San Pedro.
6. Poppies in Antelope Valley (blooming season between March and May).
7. Naples Canal in Long Beach.
8. Santa Monica Beach and Pier.
9. Best tacos in Culver City (others will disagree with me, but I don’t care).
10. City views from Griffith Observatory.
I’d like to see photos of your hometown, so feel free to share! Thanks for reading. 🙂