Is it Friday yet? Here I am stuck at my desk, "multi-tasking" and reliving this past weekend. Take me back to LA!
My hubs and I celebrated 12 years of being together, it was our dating anniversary (does anybody celebrate those after you get married? lol). We decided to hit the road and drive down to SoCal. We live just 6 hours away and though we've been there countless times, figured there are still tons to explore. Here is our weekend, in snaps!
MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Arts
Our first stop was at Museum of Contemporary Arts. We've visited LACMA on a previous trip and really enjoyed it, so we opted to visit another museum. MOCA is a one story museum in downtown LA filled with unique exhibits.
I've noticed that I am really drawn to artworks that are symmetrical, have lots of straight lines and are neutral in color. See some of the ones that caught my eye below:
Sky Cathedral - Louise Nevelson
Pillar of Delay - Morris Louis (Left)
Night Landscape - Louise Nevelson
Plank Piece I-II, 1973 - Charles Ray
Strange Fruit - Haegue Yang
The Pool Party of Sardanapalus - Kara Walker
After the museum, we decided to walk around the area to see what else is there. One google search and we found a gem.
Angels Flight Railway
A couple of blocks away from MOCA was Angels Flight Railway. This odd landmark took our interest because according to their website it is the world's shortest railway, and they were not kidding. This railway has been taking riders up and down the steep Bunker Hill since 1901. Check it out:
Rail cars "Olivet and Sinai" in action
The fare for the railway was $1.00, one way. If you want the souvenir ticket, you can get the two way ticket for $2.00. The railway cars can probably sit 10-12 people and the interior definitely has a vintage feel. See the view from the top of the hill below:
We walked around more and saw The Broad Museum (that's on my list to see) and the Disney Music Hall. We then went to Hollywood and Highlands to eat and do some window shopping. We headed to the hotel and got ready for day 2.
The next day, we drove to Venice Beach. Luckily it was only 30 minutes away from the hotel so it was the perfect spot to end our weekend getaway.
I have been waiting to come see this beach because it is popular for photographers. I got to take some photos at the popular VENICE sign, and saw many colorful wall arts that caught my attention while walking up and down the boardwalk.
Rainbow Lifeguard Tower
Another landmark here is the Rainbow Lifeguard Tower. We were lucky because it recently just got repainted for Pride Week. I love its colorful contrast to the white sand and pastel sky.
It was such a nice and relaxing weekend that I did not want it to end, but here I am typing away in my cubicle. I probably should go back to work.
Check out some bonus pics of me at the Disney Music Hall.