Travel Photos: Los Angeles 2017

Alex Burns shows off her trip to Los Angeles with her beautiful photos of her time there.

Alex Burns
22nd March 2021
In 2017 I spent 3 weeks travelling from the top of California to the bottom. On the 12th day, The City of Angels appeared through the smog and I bathed in the infamous golden glow of a Hollywood sunset.
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The first spot on our list was Universal Studios, opened in 1964. It was dark and busy and all we wanted to do was follow the neon lights to the end of the rainbow, where we consumed an ungodly amount of food.

Venice Beach was founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town. The boardwalk was one of the most eccentric and chaotic places I've ever visited. The area was bustling with skateboarders, tourists, retirees, drunks, artists; the list goes on. Do I dare suggest that Venice Beach is the Blackpool of California?

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Image Credit: Alex Burns

Despite the initial chaos, one of the highlights of the area is the massive concrete skatepark. Always busy with skaters and spectators alike, there is a relaxed vibe that contrasts that of the boardwalk. This was easily my favourite part of LA.

I love Los Angeles, and I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.

Andy Warhol
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I know what you're thinking and no; this isn't a screenshot from Grand Theft Auto V - it is the infamous Pacific Park, built in 1996. The spectacular theme park casts a colourful skyline across the beach and contains 12 rides, including the world's first and only solar powered Ferris wheel!

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Image Credit: Alex Burns

The tour of LA ends up on Griffith Observatory (yes, another GTA V hotspot) to catch the phenomenal california sunset. The landmark building was built in 1935 and offers sensational views of the Los Angeles skyline, and the iconic Hollywood sign.

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The city stands tall considering it's young age, and it's almost impossible to try and comprehend the myth and mystery that smothers this city like the pollution smog. The stereotypes about this city are true, and that is part of it's allure.

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