What do you find interesting at Los Angeles?
Los Angeles (LA) is referred to as the “city of angels” and it is a very interesting place to live in or visit. Millions of tourists tour the city of LA to enjoy the coastline and the beaches around. The climate in LA is very favorable and the scenery is interesting to watch. The economy in the city is very favorable with a high annual growth rate owing to the numerous small businesses operated in this city. The essay focuses on the factors that make LosAngeles an interesting city based on my own judgment. On the other hand, the views of different individuals with regards to what makes LA an interesting city are also discussed and wrong claims criticized.
There are many views that have been expressed by various individuals with regards to thehistorical and cultural context in which the city developed. LA is regarded as the city of the know–how whereby the standards of living in the city are proposed as the reference point for the standards that ought to be adopted by other cities. The city of LA is not a young city and history has it that it existed when the Spaniards occupied it before the US took over its ownership. There is a reminder of a long tradition in the city of LA. The architecture used on the buildings is exotic, borrowed from the Spanish and Mexican ranches. The big hotels and condos in LA are a major site that attracts tourists to the coast city. However, this has not always been the case, the city had previously been unoccupied and it is only now that it has developed to its currents state.
The scenery in LA is very interesting with a beautiful landscape that boarders the coast. The rail transport system was long established in the city, a factor that prompted its growth. On the other hand, there are all forms of industry with, electricians, film makers and all form of craft professionals in the city of LA (David, 174). Sports of different types such as golf have been played in LA over the past and the scene attracted film makers to shoot various episodes of their films here. Renowned Hollywood stars always speak of the affection they have had for LA as a scene for their activities for many years.
The Hollywood is located in the Los Angeles neighborhood which is the home to cinema and film stars. While visiting LA, it would be possible to go to Hollywood and meet millions of visitors who pay homage to Hollywood to meet their favorite stars and famous celebrities. Being the home of favorite actors and celebrities, it would be a life time treat visiting LA.There are many tales that surround the origin of the city of Los Angeles. It is argued that the summers in then citywere a century long and this is why there are always tourists who stream into the city to enjoy the ocean breeze.
It is argued that twelve devout Spanish soldiers founded the city and for a period of fifty years in which they controlled the city, the Queen of Angeles from where the city obtained its name always controlled and guarded the city. During this period, the landscape was undisturbed and the place was in deed a paradise. The city is has lost its glamour today and is not the paradise that it has always been (David, 172). Despite the fact that Los Angeles is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the surrounding has been destroyed to set up structures such as buildings.
In the past, the climate of LA was very favorable and it is viewed as the place where flowerers blossomed in summer and winter. This is not however the case, most of the land in LA has been cleared in the wake of industrialization to lay down structures such as roads and buildings. Despite the fact that the flora and fauna in the city is attractive, it has faced decadence over time. Pollution is very common in the city and this will have a negative impact on the environment. The effects of modernization have had a negative impact on the city. In the ancient time, then city was known for its hospitality and immeasurablecourtesy which gave it fame far and wide. Despite the city being regarded as worlds most famous destination, its glory and its beauty has bee lost. With the effects of climate change and global warming, environment conservation measures need to be implemented to control pollution.
The city of LA is regarded as a Centre of culture with diverse artifacts available. One author argues that compared to other cities such as London and Egypt in Africa, the diverse cultures that are available in Los Angeles are very minimal. It is even suggested that the LosAngeles chamber of commerce should set up a cultural center to enhance the legendary quality of the city (David, 171). However, despite this argument, culture is still present in LA with reference to the great museums found in the city and tourists still flock to the city to visit these cultural centers.Los Angeles has some 90 stage theaters and more than 300 museums, which is greater than any other city in the US.One stunning feature that makes LA very interesting is the museums. The museums found in Los Angeles are very attractive for anyone who wants to experience galleries and art form diverse locations. Major museums that can be visited include the Getty center museum and the Skiball Cultural Centre.
When Los Angeles was founded in 1781, it was referred to as El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de la Porciuncula which is translated into English as Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angeles of the Small Portion’. During that time, there were only a few families living there but the population of the city has grown to become one of the largest in the US. The diverse cultures available have resulted into great interactions. Despite the importance of religion in day to day lives of individuals, it is shocking to learn that LAwas anon-Catholiccity. It is argued that churches in Los Angeles were a rare phenomenon and it has been said that church bells scared in the city. Today, however many worship centers have been established in the region.
Being a world class premium shopping destination with numerous shopping malls and varieties of goods available, Los Angeles is an attractive shopping site. There are varieties of affordable goods in the different shopping venues. The display shops on the other hand are very favorable for window shopping and before shopping, you can do comparison to get quality for money. The Grove and Third Street Promenade shopping districts have variety of goods for the shopper to choose from.
The natural featuressuch as the lakes, mountains and parks offer sites for different activities in the city. Campsite reservations would be very helpful in cases whereby groups wanted to go on picnics while the mountains provide favorable sites for hiking since the landscape and mountain is dry. There are also beaches on the islands of LA for those who want to enjoy the coastline climate. In addition to the numerous attractive sites in LA, the standards ofliving here are very high. With top industries located in the city, the income rates are reasonably high, a factor which has contributed to the improvement of living standards. The transport network is well developed with rail, sea, air and road transport being used. The health facilities are excellent and the general living conditions are very favorable.
In conclusion, it is evident that Los Angelesis a very interesting city that I would recommend anyone to visit. The climate is very favorable and the beaches offer a favorable site for those who want to experience the warm coast climate. In addition, the diverseculture of people in the city offers one an opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life. The art galleries in the museum offer the visitor an opportunity to learn the cultural materials in use by various cultures. I would recommend any one to visit the city of Los Angeles to experience the fascinating scenery and favorable climate there.