Saturday, February 7, 2015

finding LA: urban light

Moving to LA is a bit overwhelming in that there is so much going on, so much to do and see and eat and experience, that you don't really know where to begin. A little over a month in, I'm just barely starting to scratch the surface of my new city, and I think that's how I'll feel for a while still.

Last week we were able to explore just a bit of the los angeles county museum of art. It's huge, and we were limited to two hour parking (welcome to LA on a saturday), so we have a lot more to explore. We were mostly excited to see the Urban Light exhibit, which is comprised of 202 restored street lights from the 1920s and 30s, mostly from southern California (and a few from Portland!). It makes for a beautiful and daunting scene, though made a little lighter by children weaving in and out in various games of tag, and we're eager to return at night to see them lit up (through solar power!). The streets in front are lined with dozens of food trucks, from Korean BBQ to Thai to gourmet hot dogs, so it makes for a good afternoon date, especially if you go on the second Tuesday of the month, when LACMA has free admission. 

LA friends: any tips for other iconic places to visit while we get acquainted with this sprawling city?


  1. These pictures turned out so neat! What a cool exhibit. I bet it looked awesome at night too. It sounds like you've been having an exciting time exploring your new city!

    Jamie |

  2. I really want to visit these! What a beautiful idea. Gorgeous photos too - what do you use to edit them?


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