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New Year's Resolutions - Explore LA!

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New Year's Day, most in LA seemed to be up in Pasadena watching either the Rose Parade or the Rose Bowl, or getting over their New Year's Eve hangover at home watching TV. Why do I think that? Because the roads were EMPTY! It seemed that no one was on the roads. My goal was to head out with a friend, with cameras in hand and hit the roads and drive around LA on the one day in the year that you can get from one end of the city to the other in 20 minutes. The city seems almost small and quaint when you can get from Silverlake to Santa Monica at a constant MPH and without going under 45.

We were chasing blue sky and on the hunt for cool signs. I looked through past Neighborhood Projects on LAist and really wanted to go to Watts (and Baldwin Hills but that will have to be saved for next time). I didn't drive myself crazy with specific places, rather I just wanted to drive and get out and walk for awhile through each place. I remembered signs on Sepulveda around Palms that I thought were interesting, I wanted to go up to Griffith Park and slide back down Sunset to Silver Lake and maybe go down Alvarado. The takeaway? LA has so many amazing nooks and crannies and there is no reason not to get out there and take it all in, one sign at a time.


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