OCTOBER 2022, 3 DAYS AND 2 NIGHT
After 3 intense days, a unique experience, of a wedding more than 9000 km from home, away from our families and our children, Silvia, my precious travel companion, and I landed in Los Angeles. For her it was not the first time, also for this reason she was a precious help, while for me it was the first time in the United States, I had been to the Caribbean years before but never in a huge city like LA. We chose to sleep in Venice Beach, to enjoy Santa Monica in peace. The neighborhood I must say has me very silly, lavish luxury and joggers next to homeless living like ghosts next to society.
ON THE SANTA MONICA PIER ON THE NOTES OF “HOTEL CALIFORNIA”
We arrived at the Santa Monica pier after a walk of about an hour, the sky was completely overcast, the fog seemed to be there for us (I don’t like taking pictures with the sun), there was an almost suspended atmosphere, the boundless ocean in front of us, we felt deeply away from home, we were excited but we wanted to share that unforgettable moment with the people closest to us, so go down photos and whatsapp messages to document every second and every inch of that place, as if we wanted to take it away with us forever.
FROM HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD AND BEVERLY HILLS TO CHINA TOWN
Every single corner is reminiscent of a movie, from Beverly Hills 90210, to Pretty Woman, we were also lucky enough to meet Eddie Murphy who was shooting a movie right in Beverly Hills. Los Angeles enters your heart with its contradictions, extreme luxury and glossy magazine windows, a meeting of ethnic groups and even bizarre people, everything is normal in Los Angeles!
MEET AGAIN IN LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles, we had organized some shots together and a guided tour of the city, which allowed us to see so much in the time we had available. The first stop was a classic fast food restaurant and then we headed to the Griffith Observatory with a breathtaking view of the city. We waited for dark and then continued with the last shots at night, my favorite part. . Here are the photos of Giulia and Gianmarco!
THE VIEW FROM THE OBSERVATORY
In the months prior to departure Giulia expressed to me the desire to be inspired by the film “La, La, La Land” for our shots in California, and so the stop at the Griffith observatory was mandatory. I remember an incredible cold (I don’t know how Giulia did it) and a truly breathtaking view. I have to say thanks to these guys because they gave me indelible memories and I hope I gave them too.
LA BY NIGHT
We were very tired, coming from 5 non-stop days between planes, 3 wedding days and days in Los Angeles without stopping for a moment but we held on for the last night shots in the city before leaving again the next day. And I’m glad I didn’t get tired of laziness… this is the result and the nostalgia of starting again bigger and bigger. Maybe why not for New York this time…
See you soon…