Monday, May 7, 2018

City of Angels

Sunday we took the train up to LA with our friends to see the sights and celebrate my birthday. It was the best! 


We started out at the Santa Ana Train Station. It was built in 1985 but looks older.

 My adventure buddies! Aren't we pretty? 


An all day pass for the metro link is only ten dollars. 

 Once up in Los Angeles we found all kinds of interesting things. Art by the MOCA.


We had lunch at the Central Market. It's a huge building with every kind of food you can imagine. We all took off in different directions to find lunch. The guys found slow cooked BBQ. I had a delicious avocado sandwich from Clark Street Bread. We also had champagne and birthday cake. Super fancy! 



I bought some mole verde and dulces here. 

After lunch we rolled over to the Bradbury Building. It is very beautiful.
Parts of of the movie Blade Runner were filmed there.


Then we took the Angel's Flight up to Grand Street. I'm not sure if it is the world's shortest railway but it claimed to be the most ridden. 50 cents to ride to the top of the hill.... totally worth it.  

 We were going to check out the new Broad museum but the lines were long so we sauntered over to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It was air conditioned so we hung out in the gift shop for a while before touring the rooftop gardens.

For the last hour we wandered over to Olvera Street and drank margaritas. I didn't take any photos but we had a good time. 

A few picts of inside Union Station. This part was fenced off for a private event. It is a vast and beautiful place.



Goodbye, LA! We'll be back soon!

Marilyn.

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"To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”  ~ Dena Kaye

2 comments:

  1. So wonderful you took the time to post all the neat comments with photos. I wonder if the Angel's Flight is similar to the 'Pittsburgh Incline Railroad - Train?

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