25 Jan Downbound Train

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FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/8, 1/170 sec, ISO200)

An escalator lifts you from downtown LA to a big office park with modern skyscrapers, cafes and a small resting area with water and plants. Like an oasis in the desert.

Downtown LA has seen much better days. You can easily see that if you look at the old movie theatres. LA is called the city of angles – Los Angeles – but of course it is the city of cars. I love cars but of course cars and city centres aren’t a good combination. Cars ultimately destroy city centres unless you ban them out. You think I’m wrong. Just compare the centres of LA or Detroit to Vienna. I’m sure you can spot the difference.

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/280 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/450 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/8, 1/300 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/4, 1/350 sec, ISO200)

In the old part there have been a lot of changes in recent years. Fancy barista cafes opened and they put some flowers on the streets but it still takes little imagination to see a crime scene just around the corner.

Up here it is different. Somehow it looks like they city planers gave up on the old part and created a completely new area one block further away. That fact that this new area is also a higher just emphazises the fact. It reminds me of Metropolis from Fritz Lang where

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