This post was meant to be published before the last one which was all about our first day in Canada. But silly me touched the wrong one...this one is from way back in LA in the first days of this holiday. So without further ado, here is the post about the day when I reckon we walked miles! Lol
Firstly we walked right up to 2nd Ave...this is just part of the huge library which runs through to the next street, Grand Ave.
Our destination was a funicular railway that DH had read about in a Michael Connelly book, called Angels Flight. Guide books say it is the shortest railway in the world?? We had to ask a local where it actually was as there were lots of very tall buildings around. Apparently from the late 1960s the area has undergone complete redevelopment which saw many homes demolished and the area became gentrified and commercial buildings like insurance and banking took over. We had read that the little railway was closed and was awaiting re certification.
We were directed to walk through a large glitzy shopping plaza and then climb some stairs but we found it!
It was lunch time in the shopping plaza and a South American style band was playing...
DH had read about a museum in the Wells Fargo Building in this area, so we set out to find it...didn't take long as the WF building really stands out! The museum is on the ground floor and again there was lots to look at.
Examples of luggage carried by passengers. 9 people inside and sometimes 9 on the roof where the luggage went.
A reward poster and a 'cradle' for extracting the alluvial gold from soil.
On the way we saw the Dorothy Chandler Building...
On the next level down, children on school holidays were having a ball, playing in the water.
Then the Jewellry Quarter which looked a bit 'seedy' in parts...