Traveling Down Under- Day 1 Los Angeles, California

by Camellia Staab November. 09, 2019 615 views

Not only is Australia very vast, it is also very, very, far. Flying into this country from the U.S. is definitely a task . If one chose to fly straight to Australia from the U.S., with a very short lay over in one of several cities across the country, the flight would take 19 hours. One, being me, is not too fond of sitting in a confined area for 19 solid hours. Therefor, the trip to and from Australia, was split into segments. First leg of the flight, took us to California, Los Angeles to be exact.

The last time I was in L.A., I was in my mid 30's. Needless to say a lot has changed since then. And then again some things have not changed. The smog has increased, as has the traffic. There are many more tall building and many more rooftop gardens and pools. Number of homeless people is up and the streets are covered with make shift homeless shelters. But the food is just as good as is the weather.

I spent my short time there, walking a lot, taking in the sights and sounds, as well as clicking away.

As you can see I was definitely intrigued by these sinister looking monsters. These creatures don't exist on my side of the country. As might be expected, I had to take their photo.

No need to adjust your eyes. Blurry due to photographer shooting from the hip and walking at the same time.

No need to adjust your eyes. Blurry due to photographer shooting from the hip and walking at the same time.

Gems falling off the ceiling

Gems falling off the ceiling

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

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David Swatton 1 year, 5 months ago

If you think Australia is a long way from the US, try going there from the UK!

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Camellia Staab Replied to David Swatton 1 year, 5 months ago

It's 22 hours from London versus 19 plus some change from Springfield. You win David! Either way bloody damn far! smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

Here we go. Tighten up the seatbelts. It's like being inside a TV series or a movie about LA.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

I am laughing out loud!!!! Very funny comment Anotnio. Made my morning smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

so many good pictures! I love the monsters and I would like to have such a green paradise on a rooftop.
Nevertheless #23 is the best, because it's not only a good picture, but it sums so many aspects up and it's as shocking as it is touching - very emotional.

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Gary Luker 1 year, 5 months ago

Great city/people shots, Camellia...I stay away from California grinning, but you captured the essence of the place..very nice job !

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gary Luker 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you Gary. Definitely a place to visit for a short stay and then to move on. smile

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Björn Roose 1 year, 5 months ago

The shoes of the fake blonde in #26 ... Strange things.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 5 months ago

Bjorn it's California....everything goes smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

Quite a set. My fav #7 and #27

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

#7 did turn out pretty good. The reflections were perfect, in my opinion.

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Abigail Gossage 1 year, 5 months ago

Try and get to the Disney concert hall, a photographer’s Freeman!

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Camellia Staab Replied to Abigail Gossage 1 year, 5 months ago

Too late Abigail. I am back home after a month in Australia. LA was just a short stop so as not to tire myself flying smile

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Abigail Gossage Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

I wondered where you had disappeared to!😸

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Camellia Staab Replied to Abigail Gossage 1 year, 5 months ago

I appreciate you thinking of me. Can't get rid of me that quickly 😁

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