a *divine* day.
here are our pictures – with captions.
we started the day (as per usual in L.A) with all the sections of the Los Angeles Times we enjoy, in order. there was (rather too much) coffee, oatmeal (side of berries and banana) and a leisurely sniffing of the morning air (it was 7 AM – not sure why we were up that early, but we were, so we took advantage of the extra hours and headed to the pool shortly after).
we swam lengths and enjoyed the peace and quiet until the others all arrived – it started with Industry Types (all small string bikinis and shlock novels) and was followed, at around 10 AM, by people-with-children. It was hard to concentrate on one’s book or notes in the latest moleskine by that point so we exited, a little toasty brown and serotonin nicely lifted by the exercise, and headed back to our room.
have you been downtown, to where Los Angeles, started? to the delicious “el pueblo de los angeles” and olvera street?
then we went to CHINAtown (in fact the first Chinatown in the USA is this one, in Los Angeles)
we went to buy some spiritual protection (before our surgery), after getting some special guidance from some learned people (we bought 3 x dragons and an 8-sided mirror to hang outside our front door in NYC, in case you’re curious and need to know…)
isn’t it stunning?
just like something out of the movies – including one of our favorites/favourites/special loves – BLADERUNNER (in fact we used to look like an extra, sorry “background artiste” from that movie during our early 20s…..if you can imagine that, darlings. complete with long leather coat, nose pierced and a rather sharp what-we-thought-was-very-jean-seberg crop ;)
we wondered where these two young misses were going to – there’s a Very Romantic set of train journeys that leave union station – like these - called:
southwest chief, texas eagle, pacific surfliner, coast starlight and sunset limited.
we have just got back to our hotel room now – all packed and ready for our wake-up call (4AM) and then off to LAX to fly back to JFK.