Downtown LA (Our trips abroad #5)
After some time without posting, we’re back with a post about one of our trips abroad. You can read our last one about New York ici.
In April 2011, for our 4 year anniversary, we organised a trip to Los Angeles, a dream for both of us and where we had planned to live later. A little bit nostalgic then to look at these pictures since we finally decided to settle in Spain (for several reasons). We stayed there for about 9 days and we did LOTS of things. Contrary to what we normally do, we booked a plane + hotel package (with Thomas Cook) because it seemed to be the cheapest option! Our hotel, even if not a 4* was very nice and above all well located! You can go check out their website.
When we do a trip, I make a programme with all the visits and activities of the day and it’s generally packed! This trip was not an exception to the rule and we walked a lot!!
Today we are going to talk about what we saw in Downtown LA because everything can’t fit in one post! We visited this part of Los Angeles on the first day (day after our arrival) and we also went more south to check out the California Science Center and the Grammy Awards Museum (+ the Staples Center).
Things to see (among others) are:
– El pueblo de Los Angeles (second town created during the Spanish colonization), really typical and lovely! You can see an old house and walk around in the little “market”.
– the town hall (beautiful elevators) and go up to have a beautiful view of LA (and it’s free!!)
– the Bradbury Building, historical building that I wanted to see because the builder was inspired by a book I read at uni (Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy if you’re interested 😉 )
– the big glass skyscrapers and other building from Los Angeles
– the Angels Flight which is a funicular which enabled us to have a closer look at the skyscrapers. It’s supposedly the shortest in the world (30secondes) and it only costs 50 cents to go ^^
– the LA library
What do you think? Have you ever been to LA?