I just got back a week ago from a short, spur of the moment trip to Los Angeles (LA).  Poor LA can sometimes get a bad rap, especially from city planners (my profession) who complain about the excessive highways and regional sprawl.  But it’s really growing on me.   In fact, it’s on the cusp of blossoming into another, more interesting phase in its existence.   This is my fourth time in Los Angeles, now.  I find that the key to enjoying LA, and to connecting with real people who live there, is to stay in a residential neighbourhood (and yes, this typically means relying on a service like AirBnB). It can also involve my favourite hobby of riding a light rail/ subway line and getting off at different stops to explore on foot.  While In LA this time, I stayed in Silver Lake, and spent some time cruising the Gold Line.  A friend also introduced me to a well-kept secret, the  Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.

Here, for your viewing pleasure, are some photos.

 

Silver Lake neighbourhood, Los Angeles Author photo, March 2017.

 

Silver Lake- lots of dining and coffee places filled with hipsters. March 2017, Author photo.

 

Whimsical art in Silver Lake. Author photo, March 2017

 

Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. March 2017, Author photo.

 

Mural in Silver Lake. Author photo, March 2017.

 

Historic Pasadena. Author photo, March 2017

 

Norton Simon Museum Sculpture Garden. Pasadena, March 2017, Author photo.

 

Pasadena, March 2017. Author photo.

 

Highland Park, Los Angeles. Updated bungalows. March, 2017, Author photo

 

Highland Park neighbourhood , March 2017. Author photo.

 

Heritage industrial building in the Lincoln Heights neighbourhood. Author photo, March 2017

via Daily Prompt: Cusp

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