I took a break from driving and rode the train instead.
I didn’t really have any destination in mind. I just wanted to experience public transportation and to walk instead of driving all the time.
Earlier than I should, I stepped off the train at the Union Station. More on Union Station later…
I heard music as soon as I got out of the station. Some kind of fiesta is going just across the street. I followed the beat.
I immediately reached for the camera as soon as I saw the performance.
The woman in red looks fierce, like a real warrior.
The woman with yellow headdress … well … looks majestic.
The guy horned to the front, the sides, and the back. A Mexican buddy of mine told me it’s directional, the North, East, West, and South.
The last woman on the gallery looks very spiritual, like she has a healing power.
This woman below looks so free when she circled around and around and around. She’s my favorite. She looks liberated.
I’m glad she didn’t get dizzy after all the spinning she did.
I’m so glad I took that train stop. I’m also lucky I came just in time to chance up on witnessing this Aztec dance. It was so awesome to see.
Now my stomach speaking to me and I’m always willing to obey. I entered Calle Olvera …
and instead I got a taste of Mexican culture…
… that still includes food. Can’t let stomach growls on me.
When I sat down to eat, a group of musicians played for us. The waitress danced to the tune and put on big smiles. I happily sipped on my horchata as I watch the performances.
Calle Olvera is full of stalls selling local Mexican arts and crafts.
It is so vibrant! I really felt like I’m in Mexico.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles really gives you that full Hispanic experience. It’s the closest I get without going to Mexico. 😉
The Sophomore Slump Recommends
Book: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck – This ‘play novelette’ by a California-based author remains to be the best book in my book.
Music: Robyn (self-titled) – Teenybopper, lolliPop sounds still made it the best Swedish electropop you could ever have.
Movie: The Dark Knight – Created ‘big and brainy by my most favorite director, Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight aims for quality, precision and substance, innovating and setting the bar high for the rest of Superhero movies to yet surpass.
With impressive artworks, inspiring words to take, and amazing photography, you get to enter Inside The Mind of Isadora.
Even in the Smallest World, Great Beauty Can Be Found. See it for yourself – Dishcarded Wishes by sued51 of Last Train to Qville.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles also offers a look back at the old LA. That’s for next time, including more colors. 🙂
Last Call …