After having the camera for about a month now, I finally took the Canon out on the town. Unfortunately, it took me a whole day on where I wanted to go. Well, since I never actually ‘kicked it’ in Little Tokyo, this was where I found myself going. Here are some of the pictures I’ve taken while I was out on the town..
P.S.: I need to do this more often on my days off. I’ve been lagging…
Yes. I stood in the middle of the street to take this photo.
I got lazy yesterday to make this adventure as early as I can. I haven’t been on a train travel to take pictures of anything and everything in a long time. In fact, its been over 4 months now. Normally when I go, I try to be on the Blue Line leaving Long Beach around noon, because during the whole hour ride up to the Red Line [7th st/Metro Station - DTLA], I’m thinking about where to go.
Yesterday, it was about adventuring on the Orange Line for the first time.
I left the crib around noon, contemplating on whether to go to Lost Souls’ Cafe in DTLA or to Sipology Coffee shop in DTLB. Well, I had to stop by and get my watch from my workplace and I got caught up in talking to my coworkers for almost an hour- which took up most of my time. So I took some pics of them and shot out to the train station and headed to Lost Souls’.
I have to admit, when I stroll to Lost Souls’, I reminisce of how my old home, the Blue Nile Cafe, used to be. Ironically, LSC is close to being an exact replica of BNC [and I only say that because I knew about BNC before I did LSC]. Oddly enough, Sipology is located next door [well actually on the corner] to where BNC used to be.
I came over here JUST to check my email, but I ended up posting on my blog [see left] and browsing some other shit. Before I knew it, Lost Souls’ was closing. Because of the economy and other scandalous intentions going on in the neighboring areas, Lost Souls’ mentioned that they have to close their shop up around 5pm. ARGH! So I packed my stuff and headed back to the Red Line, where I will be taking a 30-45 min trip to North Hollywood so I can jump on the Orange Line [which was located across the street].
I come to find out that the Orange Line [train] was actually a BUS – “acting” as a train.
The cool thing about this is that the bus comes every 5 minutes, and the train ride from North Hollywood to Warner Center [Woodland Hills], was about a 30-40 min estimate. Even moreso, the dope thing about the ride was that every light we hit was green, so the ride to and from was made to feel like you were on a train [although there were a couple of 'stops' in between]. The long straight ‘corridor’ was implemented with trees and walls [here and there], so it felt like you were in a subway, with the exception that you can see the sky. I was told by a passenger on the bus that the reason why the passage was the way it is now is because the route the buses took used to be old train tracks from waaaaaay back in the days; so the city decided to strip them completely and give that same passage a new facelift.
Here’s a picture to explain what i meant by the “subway” feel. Notice the DO NOT EXIT sign and the two-way lanes.
When I finally made it to my last stop, I got off and started walking around. I was even embarrased to ask what city I was in because people may be looking at me like.. “Are you REALLY asking me that question?” Shit, I’m from the Beach- I dont go out to Woodland Hills, and if I do, what for? LOL. Anyways, here’s the rest of the pics from my entire trip. Enjoy!