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Los Angeles Trip Day One

Monday, March 6, 2017

I have been really lucky to be able to travel to United States if not because of my boyfriend (thanks, honey ♥) and also the support of his and my family. So we were going to spend the entire weekend in Los Angeles by driving all the way down from San Fransisco. But the plan was almost ruined due to my uninvited sickness. Not only that but California was also drenched in heavy rain and storms during the weekend! At the end, we decided to just go for it as he already took a day off.

When we have finally arrived in his cousin’s house eight hours later, my sickness got worse. It was stomach flu that makes me feel bad stomachache and diarrhoea. So he had to drive again to get me medicine and took care of me eventhough he was exhausted. But I am really thankful for him that he is so caring towards my health despite that it was our first trip. I would feel so bad if I didn’t recover the next day. Thank God, I did recover the next day and had the chance to enjoy Los Angeles!

This landmark caught my attention as it has unique railway angle. This funicular railway is known as Angels Flight. It commenced in 1901, its track connecting Hill Street and Olive street. It was opened for more than 60 years and had been closed and then reopened again. They decided to close it down again due to fatal accidents that were caused by its design and structure. Nowadays this place is only for tourist destination. Though the people want it to be reopened again with better safety, of course.

Bradbury Building

What I noticed the most when I put my foot in was most of the interior details were highly decorated with finest ironwork! The commence of the building was instructed by a gold-mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury. As we can expect from the city where Hollywood is, this five-story building appears in many works of fiction and movies. Visitors only allowed to enjoy the first floor area but not past it.

 


We headed west to enjoy the rest of our evening in Santa Monica pier. It was still cold in the middle of winter with the strong wind hitting my face. We enjoyed the walk while taking pictures. We also took our chance to ride Pacific Park to enjoy Los Angeles city view from quite the top. Such a beautiful place St. Monica beach was with the sun setting on the end of the ocean horizon while slowly turning the sky from blue to gold with a hint of greyish purple. Witnessing sunset has been my recent interest since Yos always takes me somewhere to enjoy setting sun. There is something alluring about it, like greeting you “Well done” or “Good job” or just greeting you with a smile. Or ‘here is a thing you can enjoy with someone after a long day’. Then it vanishes under the horizon. No other comment, no judgment. You just always deserve it as everyone else does regardless of what you have gone through during the day in your life.

Yes, you always deserve the best.

xx
Love,

Irene

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