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Ocean Park

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  • Day31

    Los Angeles, mala probka

    August 17, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Widzielismy zbyt malo zeby poznac to miasto-panstwo i zbyt duzo, zeby chciec je poznawac dalej. Definitywnie miasta nie sa naszym ulubionym miejscem. Piekielny, niekonczacy sie zywiol motoryzacji, tysiace bezdomnych i... wszystko, wszedzie, w kazdej ilosci. Panuje tu taka intensywnosc i natezenie, ze trudno sobie wyobrazic zycie w tym molochu. Oczywiscie ludzie sa inni, widac kult ciala, ale tez chorobe obzarstwa jak nigdzie do tej pory. Mowia innym jezykiem, nie sa juz tak uprzejmi, zyja w skorupach doslownie i w przenosni. Nic tu nie jest autentyczne, a juz na pewno nie Kalifornijczycy tak rozni od prostych, ale prawdziwych mieszkancow rolniczego Wyoming czy Montany. Choc podczas naszej podrozy widzielismy wiele biedy, czesto ubostwa, to nigdzie nie konkurowala ona o nasza uwage z oblednym bogactwem tak mocno jak tutaj. W roznych miejscach kraju nachodzila nas refleksja: alez tu pelno wszystkiego. I bynajmniej nie chodzilo o cuda natury, a wytwory ludzkich rak. Bezsensownie porzucone, marnotrawione, nie majace szansy na swoja kolej uzycia bo tak tego pelno. Na gigantycznych parkingach salonow samochodowych stoja setki tysiecy aut, w olbrzymich centrach handlowych i outletach sklepy sa przeladowane kolekcjami i obezwladniaja wyborem. Punkty uslugowe, gastronomiczne, rozrywkowe sa wszedzie w takich ilosciach, ze niemozliwe jest by ich wykorzystanie moglo przekroczyc 50%. Pelne parkingi to domena parkow narodowych ale nie centrow handlowych. Dla mnie Ameryka to "land of plenty", kraina obfitosci. Los Angeles jest smutna amplifikacja tego spostrzezenia.

    Na naszej ktotkiej wycieczce po LA zobaczylismy: plaze Santa Monica, osiedla Beverly Hills, Mullholand Drive, Rodeo Drive: najbogatsza ulice miasta z ciagiem butikow i salonow najdrozszych marek. Wycieczke zakonczylismy w punkcie widokowym na napis Hollywood. Dzien zamknal krotki spacer po Walk of Fame z 2.600 gwiazdami honorujacymi postaci show biznesu. Niektore z nich sa dla postaci fikcyjntch (Myszka Miki), jest gwiazda Disneylandu. Jedna wisi pionowo: Muhammeda Aliego. Widzielismy ich kilkadziesiat. Carlis Santana, Johny Lee Hooker, Liza Minelli, Johny Deep, Sophia Loren (#2000).

    Jutro powrot do kraju
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  • Day10

    Venice Beach @Los Angeles

    August 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Venice Beach ist der etwa 4,5 km lange, an der Pazifikküste gelegene Sandstrand des 1925 von Los Angeles eingemeindeten Stadtteils Venice. Der Strandabschnitt schließt südlich an den Strand von Santa Monica an.

    Auf Grund des milden Klimas Südkaliforniens ist der Strand während des ganzen Jahres gut besucht. Vor allem an den Wochenenden hat die von Souvenir- und Verkaufsständen gesäumte Strandpromenade, der Ocean Front Walk oder kurz Boardwalk, eine besondere Anziehungskraft für Bewohner von Los Angeles wie auch für Touristen. Zu den Spaziergängern gesellen sich dann Straßenkünstler, Drogenabhängige, Musiker, Maler, Wahrsager und Artisten.

    An den Betonwänden von Häusern, Mauern und Sportplätzen ist eine Vielzahl von ständig erneuerten bzw. übermalten Graffiti zu sehen. Die Hall of Fame von Venice Beach ist in der weltweiten Graffiti-Szene bekannt.
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  • Day4

    Venice Beach

    November 23, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Venice Beach ist ein Paradies für Skater! Tolle Promenade, schöner Strand und coole Bars. Wir sind schon gespannt wie es morgen in Santa Monica wird.
    Die Nacht verbringen wir im Four Points By Sheraton Los Angeles. Gebucht war das wohl schlimmste Motel in Santa Monica..:D das haben wir dann doch lieber gelassen.Read more

  • Day86

    Santa Monica

    April 4, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Den Tag mit einem Spaziergang von Venice Beach nach Santa Monica beginnen, durch die coolen Straßen Santa Monica's geschlendert, Geschäfte auf der 3rd Avenue Promenade inspiziert. Abends war ich mit 3 Kiwis, die ich im Hostel kennen gelernt hab in einem Stand up comedy club. War richtig lustig, ein cooler Abend!Read more

  • Day24

    Lodny dennik spojenych karavanistov 25

    July 6, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Do Los Angeles sme dorazili okolo 8 vecer, akurat aby sme sa stihli presunut pred radnicu kde sa mala konat jedna z mnohych slavnosti/akcii ku dnu nezavislosti. Nakolko americania ziju v strachu pred teroristickymi utokmi, do arealu radnice nas s batozinou nevpustili. Rozdelili sme sa teda na dve dvojice, kde jedna sa sla pozriet na radnicnu akciu a druha zatial strazila kufre pri budove sudu s tym, ze sa po nejakej dobe vymenime. Ked sme ako prva skupina dorazili do arealu radnice, akurat skoncil hudobny program a msl zacat ohnostroj. Pokyny moderatora zneli jasne, treba sa pozerat nad radnicu. Americky sudruhovia asi niekde spravili chybu, lebo ohnostroj sice bol, ale kvoli budove radnice ho nebolo vidiet :D Ihned zavladla davova psychoza a vsetci zacali obiehat radnicu aby aspon nieco videli. Pravdu povediac silvestrovsky ohnostroj na Ciernej Vode byva velkolepejsi :) Po ohnostroji zacalo mesto celkom rychlo vymierat a my sme zacali hladat vhodny kutik na prespanie. Lokalny bezdomovci nam dali tip, ze v parky sa cez noc cistia a z tadial nas vyzenu. Tak sme sa pomaly presuvali mestom, pricom sme si dali kratku pauzu pred budovou kniznice. Do 5 minut vysiel straznik ze tam zostat nemozeme. Na nasu otazku ci nevie kde by sme sa mohli na noc podiet povedwl, ze mame cakat ze nam nieco pohlada. O chvilku sa vratil aj s papierom nejakej organizacie pomahajucej bezdomovcom :) Tak sme mu pekne podakovali a nasadli na bus smerom na plaz, na ktorej sme sa doruzova vyspali.Read more

  • Day15

    Venice beach cycling

    April 16, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We woke up to breakfast being served by Ester in the kitchen, with pastries, and Hungarian plum jam. After breakfast, she offered to drive us to Venice beach where we planned to rent bicycles. On the way sue had a really good sightseeing tour, on places in their lives, and just places of general interest as well. We drove through the Venice canals, which she said she only discovered recently as well. They are 5-6 little canals with nice houses on their bank, and kayaks and boats on the water, it is a really cute place, unfortunately I didn't take any photos from the car though. Then we found a bike rental place and splurged for the premium bikes at an extra dollar an hour, which had gears. They were still a bit rusty and old, but the gears were surprisingly needed on the flat beach as we had quite strong head wind at times. The beach was very pretty, although it was kind of full of weird people. It had a different feel to the san francisco homeless people though, I never actually felt scared by anyone, but regardless they were still quite a bit of the atmosphere of Venice beach. At the same time there were some definitely local people also around, riding skateboards, rollerskates, walking their dogs and kids, and doing various other sports on the beach. There was a funky weightlifting gym, padel courts, volleyball, and quite a lot of bodyweight training stuff. We played around with those, I climbed a rope, probably for the first time since I was a kid. The best was this line of rings though, that we first saw a couple play around with. Basically you had to swing to catch the next rung, and then do a heft pullup to get some momentum, and then swing to catch the upcoming one again. They made it look effortless, but when we first tried it, we both terribly failed. Eventually I managed to do it, but Seamus never managed to get the hang of it.
    Here's some videos of our monkey adventures and some other things from the day https://photos.app.goo.gl/SIMc22TJMyPFOsFH3
    We also went to the Santa Mónica pier. This used to be a huge attraction, as it was one the the first concrete piers (built to pour sewage into the sea...) but this also meant that they could build various attractions on the pier, like a merry go round, roller coaster, all kinds of food stands. It still is really nice, although it looks much bigger from far away then it actually is. I tried a corn dog for the first time, though it wasn't a super amazing experience to be honest :D
    All in all we cycled around for more then 3 hours, though the guys t the rental place was nice, and only charged us for 3!
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  • Day8

    Palisades Park

    October 26, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Chegamos a LA quase ao anoitecer.
    Fomos a correr para o Palisades Park em Sta.Monica onde tinha visto ser dos melhor por do sol desta viagem!
    Mais uma vez pagamos uma exurbitância de parque de estacionamento. Quase tao caro como andar numa das atracoes do parque. Curtimos uma beca a montanha russa muito fraquinha e vimos uns pseudo bailarinos a dançar por dinheiro. Fomos direitas ao hotel que ainda ficou longe... como tudo por aqui da-me a sensação.Read more

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