Anyone who knows me well can tell you I don’t just live in this city,
I’m O B S S E S S E D with this city for 1000 different reasons.
I understand that no place is for everyone but to be honest, when people tell me that they don’t enjoy LA, I can’t comprehend it even a little bit.
No, it’s not perfect, and sure it has traffic like no other place in the world, but it also has perfect weather year round, activities from day to night, (there’s no such thing as getting bored), the beaches are serene, and the creativity is booming at all times. I don’t think it’s possible to go for a walk around any part of LA and not be inspired or get new ideas, but who knows, maybe it’s just my hippie heart. I’ve been told I’m a free spirit.
Well one thing that I absolutely adore about LA is the street art. It’s literally everywhere. No matter how many times I drive through a certain area I’m always discovering new murals. And then I can’t help but wonder things like:
-Who painted it?
-What inspired this painting?
-How long has it been there?
-Does it have significance?
-Why this particular spot?
-Did the person have permission to paint this here?
I also have to contemplate how many people walk by and don’t even notice…do locals take this expressiveness for granted just because they see it all the time.
Even though I have lived in LA for over three years now, I still fall in love with the palm trees, ocean, AND street art every time I come across them.
Maybe it’s because I spent so long wanting to live here that my subconscious soaks up every possible thing there is to appreciate here; and if that’s the case, I’m so very glad it does ❤ It makes me want to see what the rest of the world has to offer. More travels to come, but for now, I wanted to share some of the recent street art I have had the pleasure of coming across these past couple of weeks. I hope you love it as much as I do.