A vanished city lives again...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Return to Angels Flight

During my recent trip to Los Angeles, I got to ride Angels Flight again for the first time in 49 years.

All aboard!

Viewed from Hill Street, Angels Flight today looks frankly anachronistic and out of place. Two California Plaza (1992) truly towers over the 1901 landmark.

Photo by J Scott Shannon.

The vista looking southeast from atop Angels Flight, however, looks much as it might have 50 or more years ago. (The view today is actually better than it was in the old days.)

Photo by J Scott Shannon.

Sinai, ascending...

Photo by J Scott Shannon.

Photo by J Scott Shannon.

Angels Flight from Hill Street, 1910. What a difference a century makes!



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