Los Angeles explored: Hollywood and Venice Beach

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.

Hollywood starwalk.

At Grauman’s chinese theatre

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!

Found some local bboys.

Befriended the local bboys 😛

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.

San Diego Explored: Desert flowers and San Diego Zoo

This is my favorite photograph of Devaki. On our way to San Diego Zoo, we stopped at a friends place in Encintas, just outside of LA. This is where this photograph was taken. She was wearing the prettiest dress.
The most impressive thing was the flowers and vegetation. Wow. It was so different to what I am used to. So tropical yet “Deserty” at the same time. It reminded me a lot of India. 

And all of this was just in their backyard. It was amazing!

My little model.

TTheir cutie little puppy sleeping on the hot concrete.

I also really loved the architecture of the homes here. Very open and light, contemporary and clean.

Apparently these flowers are very easy to maintain, and grow naturally without much nurturing. They are so interesting to look at! They are little cactus flowers.

San Diego Zoo was a beautiful place, but we didn’t make the most of it. We only arrived there later in the afternoon, so all the animals were sleeping (and we were even more sleepier!). Because of this – it was a bit of a disappointment, but still a nice walk. Did you know that the zoo spends more money on their vegetation and plant collection than their animal collection? So make sure you check out the greenery too 🙂

Elephant! My favourite animal in the whole wide world.

More pictures coming soon of VEGAS and the Grand Canyon!