I’ve been to LA four times, and still seen very little of it, but visiting friends on my last trip, they took me on a quick cook’s tour of the area.
It wasn’t the best time for a hike into the Hollywood Hills, a recent fire having laid waste to most of the trees …
And while the smog was nowhere near as bad as my first ever visit, back in the 80s, the haze was still an ever-present feature:
But you don’t have to go far down the coast to find rather more scenic territory. Malibu:
Where the university had a flag for each victim of 9/11:
And the absolutely gorgeous Santa Monica. If I was going to live anywhere in the area (and could afford it), this would be the place!
LA itself? Well, we drove through it, and I took a quick snap through the car windscreen …