Friday, January 18, 2013

Angels Flight

Last Saturday, I made a visit to Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles.  Angels Flight - this extremely short funicular railway provides a means of traveling (easier than walking) between Grand Central Market and Bunker Hill.  This is not the very oldest part of Los Angeles, but it's pretty old.  All the very oldest people you can find who still have memories remember visiting Grand Central Market and Angels Flight when they were tiny little kids.  And it hasn't changed all that much.  You can find nearly 100 year-old paintings of it.

After painting, some painters and I rode the railway to the top and down again.  You'll want to do this.  Be sure to request a round-trip ticket, because you'll get a cool souvenir paper ticket.  We then ate at Grand Central.    I usually eat the tortas there, but I heard the pupusas came highly recommended.  The food is very multi-cultural, in addition to being cheap and delicious.  I had a cheese pupusa and fried bananas.  I still had enough left from my ten dollars for shopping.  I got giant oranges, blueberries and a half-pound of mole (Mexican sauce.)  You have to go.  It is one of the best Los Angeles experiences.

I've read that there are plans to redo the market to make it more appealing to the new urban dwelling yupsters - to add sofas and wifi and what ever else they like.  I hope this turns out all right.  You should go soon.

I think the painting turned out lively and fun.  One of the interesting things about the view is that the blue at the top is not the sky.  It's a sea of glass covered high-rises reflecting the sky.

1 comment:

  1. Such a fun day and we didn't freeze tooo badly! You really captured the neat design of the arched entrance.