TRAVEL | City of Angels | Summer 2017

Los Angeles is full of contradictions and traffic. "I can't see why you'd want to live here" and "why would you live anywhere else". I tend towards the latter but attempting to drive around the city explains the former. I've alwaysloved Southern California, even Los Angeles. Yes, the traffic is bad, but they have mountains in view. The air quality can be lacking, but you can escape to the beach. It is often shallow, but the sun is always out.

I took a long weekend, flying from DCA to LAX nonstop on Alaska Airlines (my first flight with them - I had a great experience!) enjoying the views out of the window the entire 4.5 hour trip across the country. I met up with my friend and former coworker Laura and my cousin Titus, checking off taco joints from my list and exploring West L.A. I hadn't spent much time in Venice before this trip - it lived up to its quirky reputation.

See more pictures from my trip to L.A. here.

All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon 60D

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Photography, TravelKarl Magnuson