February 12, 2009

Seeing The Beauty

I am not an Angeleno, but I am a "legal alien" (shouldn't that be changed at some stage - alien always sounds so suspect).  This is my primary residence right now, due to my occupation.  I arrived here initially at 22, without really knowing a soul.  Like any new city, it took time to figure everything out, make friends, but looking back it was such an adventure, as still is.  
Los Angeles does get a bad wrap at times........smog, earthquakes, crazy people, no architecture and on and on.  I believe every city has history and there is beauty, compassion and inspiration - sometimes you just have to look up!
This building could be anywhere......a million dollar apartment overlooking Central Park, NY or a flat in Notting Hill, in London.  But its 3rd and La Brea (heavy traffic area, for my out-of-town viewers) in LA on a particularly beautiful morning. 

6 comments:

soodie :: said...

Or Kansas City! You will see many of these late beaux-arts style buildings in mid-town. Some well-preserved and some in desperate need of care.

La Belette Rouge said...

Nice job. You have got me thinking there may be beauty I am overlooking in L.A. I was happy enough just to think that there were lovely people(read as you) here and now you are telling me there is good architecture. Le sigh!

The Storialist said...

Stunning photo!

So Lovely said...

Soodie: hopefully I will be able to see those in KC sooner rather than later. xoxoxox

So Lovely said...

LA Belette Rouge: You are so sweet. The most beautiful architecture is in Downtown LA.

So Lovely said...

The Storialist: Hi there, thanks so much. Lovely to see you.