Los Angeles

The bizarre thing about Los Angeles. No, scrub that. One of the bizarre things about Los Angeles is that it doesn’t really have a distinct centre or downtown area, just a bunch of nearby districts, some more noteworthy than others.

Despite only having a day I think I did pretty well. After a decent brunch I managed to visit Hollywood, including the famous sign ((I did try to see it the previous evening but it clearly hadn’t been illuminated.)), the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In the afternoon I went a little out of town and saw the Getty Museum — not something I would have immediately associated with Los Angeles but well worth a visit in hindsight. And then, on the way back to the airport, I stopped briefly in Venice Beach.

The airport, by the way, is called John Wayne Airport. I guess there are plenty of airports named after people but that one, for some reason, amused me. Does that mean that I didn’t completely internalise the Los Angeles vibe?