All posts tagged: Scenery

Yes, I Want to Share Another LA Video

This may be the fourth or fifth time I’ve shared a similar video – one that features swooping images of Los Angeles’ beautiful skyline and an impressive array of street art – but I must share this one, because it’s just that good. Simply titled Los Angeles, Ian Wood’s newest video comes as a city-wide follow-up to his previous downtown exploration. As someone who fell in love with Los Angeles and decided to make the move here recently, I’m struck by how much of this city I have left to explore. As evidenced by the range of stunning shots that are stitched together perfectly, this sprawling metropolis is wildly diverse in so many ways. From culture, to architecture and nature, Los Angeles seems to have something for everyone. The experience of watching Los Angeles is so much fun that I find myself enthusiastically bouncing around to the music with every new viewing. Each shot is a sight to behold, and the soundtrack exquisitely compliments the varied imagery. So watch the video and let me know what you think! And if you’re interested, check out this map that highlights all of the shooting locations.

Views From Griffith Park & the Getty Center

Although my trip to Los Angeles last week was mostly business, I had the opportunity to fit some fun stuff in to my schedule too. Along with eating a ton of great food (from vegan restaurant Cafe Gratitude, to Santa Monica pub The Independence, and Koreatown mainstay OB Bear) I spent time at various beaches (Venice, Santa Monica, and Hermosa), walked around Griffith Park, drove up Mulholland Drive at night, and visited the Getty Center and Paley Center for Media. Because my camera is a little too large and heavy to lug around all of the time, I only snapped a few pictures at Griffith Park and the Getty Center. Enjoy, and let me know about some of your favorite things to do in LA. I’m moving in about two weeks, and I hope to have an extensive list together of things to do once I’m officially settled in.

College Reflections

This weekend my boyfriend graduated from The University of Arizona, bringing any academic connection I had to my undergraduate experience to a close. I am unbelievably excited for him, but the moment was still a little bitter-sweet. Yesterday we stopped for brunch at a restaurant near the university, and after our meal we decided to go for a walk along the iconic mall that runs down the center of campus. It was an especially wonderful desert winter day and we found ourselves reminiscing about the many years we spent on campus, even before we attended school there. For most Tucsonans, including those who didn’t attend The U of A, there’s something wonderfully sacred and significant about our school. Not only is our campus beautiful, but it’s a sanctuary where anyone can come to learn, explore, and try new things. Whether you’re riding a bike down a path, watching a basketball game, studying, or playing frisbee on the mall, visitors can seek refuge in that wonderful place of discovery. Although I graduated 1.5 years ago, our final walk through campus gave me the closure I …