From downtown Long Beach, I took the blue line into downtown L.A. I wanted to explore the city a little and take some pics of downtown/Little Tokyo/Olvera Street. If you're not familiar with L.A.'s light rail system, let me tell you, the blue line goes through some very interesting areas (read: ghetto) of the city. Many years ago, I lived in downtown Long Beach and worked in downtown L.A, so I knew that the ride would be "colorful".
I love DTLA. The city has an energy & a vibe that I never noticed before. When I worked there, I couldn't wait to get home. Downtown has really started to get its act together. So much has changed (for the better) since I last explored. I wish I had some pics to go along with this post, but dummy me, left the camera at home. D'oh!
So, here's some of the sights that I did see:
- A group of kids wearing tees that all said "eRacism"...[I want one; the shirt not another kid]
- Latinos in corn rows & Blacks in huge Mohawks...[Ironic, no?]
- A couple of women coming out of an office, dressed in "Like a Virgin"-inspired clothes...[Corporate style, yet Madonna would approve]
- People selling Ed Hardy knock offs, but no one was interested...[I blame Jon Gosselin for turning people off]
- A group of senior citizens Voguing in the park...[or maybe it was Tai Chi]
- Lots of amazing architecture.
I also scored a belt and a pair of flips for $7 each, from Macy's... [Woot!]
It was a great little get day trip and just what I needed to shake the workplace blahs. I'll definitely be back soon, but next time I'll be armed with my camera.