Monday, August 27, 2007
L.A.: The Good, the Bad & the Smoggy
What I like and dislike about my hometown, Los Angeles:
More diverse than E-bay!
Cool sounding names like "Cuhanga" and "Topanga!"
Funky goofy shops, cafes, galleries.
Disneyland! (ok, it's one county over)
Could be Better:
Traffic. Words Fail.
Sprawl- Everything's spread out- it can take two hours or more to get from one end of town to the other.
Public Transportation (better in Santa Monica and Culver city).
Older architecture, even famous places, typically razed instead of preserved.
Earthquakes (though I'd rather shovel my apartment every 10 years than shovel snow all winter).
Trees and shrubs typically the color of Hefty Bags.
That concert hall* looks like wreckage.
*Normally I like goofy buildings, but this one has a cold, aloof vibe. Each time I see it I get flashbacks of getting cut on the jagged lid of a can. It looks somewhat better at night.
**They were introduced here but I've never seen one!