Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Being a tourist in my own city

Today, I spent 2 hours wandering around downtown LA with a camera in my hand. Mildly embarrassing considering I grew up 20 minutes from the city. The worst part? We kept finding ourselves in the same places as a giant tourist group complete with headphones, fanny packs and disposable cameras. Yikes. 

I always thought downtown LA was just a bunch of boring office buildings, but there are some pretty cool landmarks there. Best part of the day? Placing my rear end on the same bench Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel sat on in "500 Days of Summer." I may or may not be slightly obsessed with that movie...

Anyway, here are a few photos we attempted to take discretely throughout the day.









Have you ever felt like a tourist in the city you're from?

4 comments:

  1. I definitely have. When you live near tourist spots, you don't realize how cool they are; you take it for granted.

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  2. I love doing "stay-cations." It's when you take a vacation right in your own town and do all of the things that tourists pay hundreds of dollars to do for way cheaper (cuz you live there, duh)

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  3. Phillipe is the BEST

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  4. All. The. Time! I think it's because I am a tourist in my own city, for the time being. =) I love that you went to the 500 Days of Summer bench! So cool!

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