Photo Diary Los Angeles

We spent two and half days exploring LA this past weekend because Joe had an interview for the part-time MBA at UCLA. Since I had never been and we are considering relocating there, we thought it would be good to explore and see what we could of the city. I mostly took photos with my iphone, so here they are!

First impressions... Oh.

First impressions... Oh.

Venice beach. It blew my mind how big and wide and empty the beaches were!

Venice beach. It blew my mind how big and wide and empty the beaches were!

Venice Beach from the pier.

Venice Beach from the pier.

The canals of Venice.

The canals of Venice.

Golden Hour along the coast at Ranchos Palos Verdes.

Golden Hour along the coast at Ranchos Palos Verdes.

The gate at Bel-Aire near UCLA.

The gate at Bel-Aire near UCLA.

Loved seeing this turtle hangout spot at the Botanical Garden at UCLA

Loved seeing this turtle hangout spot at the Botanical Garden at UCLA

Botanical Garden at UCLA. Such a lovely thing to have on a campus!

Botanical Garden at UCLA. Such a lovely thing to have on a campus!

Walls and walls of fabric. Mood Fabric LA. I came home with some knit and some ultra suede.

Walls and walls of fabric. Mood Fabric LA. I came home with some knit and some ultra suede.

Somehow we managed to get lost in the hills near Laurel Canyon, but we found this view!

Somehow we managed to get lost in the hills near Laurel Canyon, but we found this view!

Santa Monica. So so cool.

Santa Monica. So so cool.

The pier was crazy busy on this Saturday night.

The pier was crazy busy on this Saturday night.

Had to take a photo of the Route 66 sign as I've been on quite a bit of it in the southwestern states.

Had to take a photo of the Route 66 sign as I've been on quite a bit of it in the southwestern states.

The ferris wheel. 

The ferris wheel. 

Joe sitting in a Tesla for the first time.

Joe sitting in a Tesla for the first time.

We took a 25-30 mile round trip bike ride from near Venice down to Redondo. This is an empty Manhattan beach.

We took a 25-30 mile round trip bike ride from near Venice down to Redondo. This is an empty Manhattan beach.

I loved the architecture in Manhattan Beach!

I loved the architecture in Manhattan Beach!

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These little alleys/courtyards between houses are so adorable. I'd love to live here...

These little alleys/courtyards between houses are so adorable. I'd love to live here...

And that concludes my photo diary. I took more photos but not really much more in terms of variety. We also snaked our way downtown and through Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and Culver City. I loved the stretch of beach/shopping/housing along Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches. Theres a little triangle of shopping and dining in south Redondo that I loved immensely. That's where I'd want to live if we move to LA. But we'll see how these other interviews go...