California

Side Trip 1

Some of my travels are minor excursions, side trips, that I don’t know where or how to post it. I did have some quick stops posted from before like Walt Disney Concert Hall, Marilyn Monroe’s statue, Drive-In Theater, Shell Beach in Pismo, etc. Mind you, side trips are not to be ignored. Some of my trips are even a collection of side trips like when I got my kicks on Route 66. Some of my side trips didn’t turn out to be what it supposed to or thought it’d be such as LA’s Arboretum, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Venice Canal, etc. In order for me to have one specific post for my side trips, this is going to be a running post every month.

For my first side trip… the world’s shortest railway, Angels Flight…

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For only 50 cents, you get to ride a part of Los Angeles history. Oh yeah, it is very short, looks so charming, and going UP is just er? … a sweet ride. It looks cool now as it was before …
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Angels Flight is in Downtown LA so it’s easy to make it a brief stop on your way to an event in LA, or maybe to Chinatown like what I did.
Read all about it from a previous Featured Blogger here.
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Then to the top, I walked a little further and, by chance, spotted LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art .


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Closer look…
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Those are scraps of metal of aircraft. The museum was closed so I didn’t get to see the inside. it reminded me so much of San Diego’s.
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This time it’s scraps of boats. And this time I went in.
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I can’t put my finger on the one on the left. To be honest, I don’t really understand most art.
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San Diego’s MOCA is very small. Definitely consider it just a side trip. Although it is smack dab right by La Jolla shores. And the good thing of the museum being small, it allows every exhibits to shine compared to other clustered and spacious museums.
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That’s it for now. You see, side trips and quick stops are definitely not to reckoned with. A little bit of this and that will definitely do as my travel medicine.

Anywho…

Last Calls…
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  1. It’s funny, but I think most of my destinations involve a series of side trips! There are just too many possibilities out there, and we usually factor in at least one or two little visits to accompany the main event! I have never been on Angel’s Flight–it scares me. It’s also why I won’t go up the Palm Springs aerial tram either! But it is a fun piece of history. I had one full month of jury duty downtown and came close on more than one occasion to use my lunch hour for the trip, but I chickened out. A few years ago someone was killed on it, and although the chances of that happening again are slim to none, it freaked me out. Your Side Trip theme will be fun. I could really use a few more weekends! 🙂

    • To Three Well Beings: I hope you will overcome your fear of Angel’s Flight and make the trip next time you are downtown…. it is delightful… I always sit in the middle of the car where, just in case, you will be protected… but the accident occurred because of bad engineering and the whole thing has been rebuilt now.

    • Really? Even that short of a ride!!!??? Oh Debra. I guess you really have that strong fear of heights. I take it you’re not a 15th floor suit and high heels type of employee? 😀
      California is great with side trips, and a lot of it are free of entrance.

    • That railway is way scarier! And it’s around mountain … outrageous! But I think I can brave it up if I do go there. The whole setting is magnificent. Thanks for the share, Lindy

    • Yeah, most of it is from perspectives. You really gotta get inside the creator’s head to “get” it. I’m not one who absorb art easily. And yeah, I start to think that some can just put a bunch of things together and randomly, and still call it art.

  2. A running post every month for your side trip is a refreshing idea! These contemporary arts look nice through your lens 🙂 Oooh your Last Calls!!!

  3. I had never heard of Angels Flight. Next time we are in the San Diego area we will definitely take a lengthy trip to LA. I am “over the moon” for your last call shots…spectacular! 🙂

  4. i love your side trips…especially like the sculpture with the airplane and boat parts. recycle art, eh? well, beautiful anyway as your featured blog as well. fun times at the beach!! as always, superb photos with this tour guide. ♥ hope you never charge us like the train ride…>50 cents. lol.

  5. Stunning images Bro. As always you bring in only the best. Side trips end up creating the most fun and amazing adventures. The aircraft metal art craft is unique , so with the shortest railway. Thanks.

  6. Hi Rommel just catching up with your travels after mine 😉
    Love a little side trip along with you like this … oh that big lying down horse sculpture … looking all vulnerable … how can that be when ’tis made of metal and not real … that’s the work of an artist in my books 🙂

  7. I’m missing my email notifications of your posts. Something’s up with WP again. humpf.

    These photos look great, loved the narrative, too. Art is a strange thing. But I did like that cross made of the flags.

    Will check out the other links later…Lots of catching up to do…

    By the way, we’ve been taking lots of “mini-trips” like you suggested 😉 Thanks for that tip!

    Cheers,
    Mary

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