Sunday, January 11, 2015

Travel Diary: Los Angeles Part 1

This is incredibly late, but over the holiday season I visited the beautiful city of Los Angeles. The weather was absolutely amazing, it was still sunny and warm enough to only need a light coat (at night). There were so many sights to see, and I think that I did a pretty good job on day one, covering lots of main tourist attractions and such.


The first place I visited was the Chinese Theater, which is where the Oscars are held. 



I was surprised to find these handprints and footprints of stars in front of the theater, because I hadn't heard of them before. There were all kinds of famous people from different times. There were some blocks done by people years ago, and it was a little crazy to see the size of people's feet from over 25 years back, because they had such smaller feet! There were also some people with huge feet, that made me think, "I have some big shoes to fill!" 

 

 

By the Chinese Theater, there were dazzling pink glittery stars on the ground, which is no other than the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There were so many famous names, but I was pleasantly surprised to find some of my favorite animated characters on stars. It was fun to walk down the the street, looking at all these famous people's stars on the ground. Some of the stars that I saw are above and below.



After visiting the Hollywood Walk of Fame, we drove to Rodeo Drive and visited Beverly Hills to see all of the luxury shops and experience the 90210 atmosphere. I didn't take any pictures, because it was all simply shops.


Later, we headed to the Getty's Museum. The museum features many types of art and a beautiful garden. The museum also has a very unique architectural design, which is mostly inspired by the oh so structural squares.



I really enjoyed the garden at the museum, it featured a magnificent fountain and gorgeous use of curves in the hedges of the main fountain and a curving pathway as the entrance.


I found that these hedges resembled Mickey Mouse, but maybe that's just me.


Later, as it turned dark, we headed to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or the LACMA. The museum was closed, but we were actually not there to visit the museum, but rather to visit the well-known urban lights that stand outside the museum. I think that they look more beautiful at night when they're lit up than in the day, so we wanted to be sure to visit these lights at night.




Dress: Forever 21 // Necklace: J. Crew // Cardigan: Gap
Tights: Target // Bag: Longchamp // Shoes: Converse

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