One of my best friends, Christopher, has lived in Los Angeles for nearly all of his life. People have such an opinion about his city - either a dewey-eyed reverence for living in Hollywood or the dry often-heard declaration of "god, I hate LA". But, to Christopher it's simply home. I guess I never really thought of Los Angeles as anyone's hometown, as a place you could love in the knowing way that I associate with small rural states. But, as he showed me the city he showed me his life and all the past and present that he has there. LA is just a part of him. He loves it - and I love it - for that.
what to do with an afternoon in LA...
- iced coffee at Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney
- walk down the street to Gjelina Take-Away and pick up a picnic to eat in Griffith Park (if you're lucky, your very hip local tour guide won't mind doing the tourist thing and will take you up to the Observatory)
- moscow mules at Bar Stella in Silverlake, under the bougainvillea.
(photos) on film with Leica CL, except for the 3rd which is iPhone | around Los Angeles