First of all, I would like to say what an honor it is to be Freshly Pressed AGAIN, for the second time! I didn’t think lightning could strike twice. Hallelujah!
As an introduction – below are are a selection of photographs from my recent trip to LA/Vegas and San Diego. Not that I need much of an excuse to take photographs anyway. If you like what you see, check out these links to my photographs from Laguna Beach, San diego and the beautiful flowers there, and universal studios. Watch this space for my Vegas (I ♥ Vegas) and Grand Canyon explored series coming up soon.
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The mexican city – in downtown LA.
Inside the oldest house in LA!
The restaurant from Rush Hour! I loved that movie.
The Rockwalk at Sunset Boulevard.
Eeek, so exciting! My claim to fame.
Inside LA ink. They asked me not to use my flash inside the store. I am such a rebel with my flash photography!
Venice Beach. My favourite place in LA!
An amazing little art store. I love this artist’s work so much, and I would love to collect a few pieces to display in my home one day.
Our in-the-car photoshoot while we waited for everyone to hurry on up! Devaki was practicing crossing her eyes.
Looks like you had a good time 🙂
Congrats on being Freshly pressed.. expect the heaviest traffic.. 🙂
Hehe thanks, I’m ready for it! 😉
You captured LA perfectly!
Thank you! This is exactly what I tried to do <3
I have to say: I miss LA 🙂
i went to LA this year and I recognise a lot of those places!
Oh, my. This post fills me with such wanderlust, it’s unbelievable! Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous pictures!
What a great collection of shots — tells such a fun, vibrant story!
I like the photo of all the cyclists going by on the beach. Also, I’m glad you didn’t use flash inside the store! Flash always looks terrible IMO. Looks like a fun trip!
I loved Venice when I was there. Hot and fabulously fake! I’d go there again in a heartbeat. Maybe in winter next time!
I guess I loved Venice so much because it was so touristy but local at the same time!
Terrific pictures, captured the essense of those unique locations. Looks like you had fun!
Old guy with crazy glasses, sitting in a chair in L.A.
Best. Photo. Ever.
I agree. I think it is my favourite from Venice Beach. It sums up the area pretty well I think 🙂
You girls are so pretty! Looks like you had fun 🙂
I’ve always wanted to visit CA. Looks like you had fun!
I like your makeup. I’ve always wanted to go to Venice beach, looks like you had a ton of fun.
-Bianca at http://theinbetweengirls.wordpress.com/
I’ve always wanted to visit Hollywood to see the Walk of Stars!!
I love your “claim to fame” photo
great photos – heading to vegas soon myself!
Great, I’m sure you will enjoy it!
“YOU FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY REBEL!!!
I have a photo of my nephew shooting a freethrow
at the Main Court where they shoot a lot of movie stuff.
He like 4 foot 10. with all these tall guys its beautiful.
I love your Blog, You’re very good at this.
OMG, inside LA INK ???? You’re so lucky 🙂
I KNOW! I was so excited it was kind of lame, I have to say.
Love LA…great pictures Malavika! 🙂
Wow! Great photo’s 🙂
I’ve been to California a few times and I always told myself I was going to visit Venice Beach, but never did. I will definitely do so within the year. Love your photos.
Oh, what does the “b” stand for in bboys. Badboys or beachboys?
bboys and bgirls are breakdancers. the “b” stands for “break” 🙂
Nice photos. Reminds me of when I lived on Howland Canal in Venice for three months in 1984–I was two blocks from the beach. Venice is a crazy place.
“The Pacific Ocean”
You did a great job capturing my home town! Makes me happy and homesick at the same time…
It’s so funny, seeing people take photographs of where I grew up. Like the Rush Hour restaurant — just go to Master Chef down the street, it has much better food. Or the Empress Pavilion for dim sum. And Venice is where we go, to, uh, never mind.
But I like seeing tourists in LA. They’re so thrilled to be here, where it’s warm and dry and see these places they’ve seen in movies, for a moment I can see the corner store or the bar or the mural through their less jaded eyes. It’s nice.
great post… i love cali!
Oh how i MISS CA so much! I lived there for 3 years, and this brought it all back~ Thanks!!
Oh, such great photos!! I used to live in LA… I am homesick now!!!
Nice impressions. I enjoyed scrolling down for more.
Love the Venice pics…so much character!
It’s your great photos is why lightening struck twice. Once again, congrats on being Freshly Snapped, I mean freshly Pressed.
Have a great day.
So Cal has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. I recommend also venturing further afield, more specifically north up Highway 101 and Highway 1 for California’s Central Coast.
Looks like you had happy
Congrats. Exciting and fun photos. Reminds me of how life was when I was still in the Sunny California. We visited L.A. just before we relocated to Texas and visiting the Hollywood scene was a blast. Makes you feel that dreams do come true.
I like Rush Hour too 🙂
Being an LA resident, I appreciate the beauty you captured in these photos. It’s sometimes hard to see it living here, but you managed to find it!
Take a look at my blog, if you’d like! It’s about traveling and surviving in LA.
That’s the LA as I remember it from two years ago ! Great photographs.
Brings back the memories! Congrats on being grabbed!
You really captured what makes Los Angeles a very special place to be – I love it and thanks for reminding me of that!
U just inspired me. Good job!
Great Post and beautiful images. Thanks for sharing.
i bet that place is great pfor street photo…love your post..
Very nice pictures
Had a good time with so many excellant pictures!!
hi i like images
exquisite, marvellous pictures！I can’t wait to take that trip myself!
You capture very common place which we never notice . Thanks for sharing these beautiful photographs and you look very cute.
Devaki brought me here. Who would resist that photo 🙂
hey, your blog and mine are a bit similiar! cruz by! peace
cool photos! i enjoy them very much. i have to visit la some day!
Cool post man, there’s such a lot of ‘life’ in you’re pics.
Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for posting!
I can’t wait to take that trip myself! it looks amazing and beautiful and soooo big!
amazing pictures, must say . these photos are adept at showing LA at a glance, and much more. 😀
Your photos are beautiful!
I live in the Valley and I’ve never seen the oldest house in LA. I guess you forget about some of the things that are on TV or in the movies. You did give Venice Beach some justice, it doesn’t always look that wonderful.
Love the photo set, and congrats on being FP a second time! Says a lot about you as a blogger! I see you kept the same shutter speed setting, it really unites all of your photos, yet doesn’t take away from them. Bravisimo! :]. Seems like you’re a great blogger.. I’m still trying to earn my blogging stripes so to speak, but I must say your blog inspired me to both blog AND travel more… I recently saw this documentary called Discover the Gift and I loved it. It came in the right time in my life and inspired me to reconnect with my self and my loved ones and step back and not take things for granted… Anyway, I’m getting off topic and I just wanted to know if you’ve heard of it.. Again congrats on being FP! http://on.fb.me/kVoAQo