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What I Miss About Living In LA, Part 2

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by Debbie Long

For three years I worked in the upper floors of a
downtown LA skyscraper. Each day I would eagerly wait
for the two 15 minute breaks and 45 minute lunch when
I could leave my windowless cubicle and find somewhere
outside to regroup. There was something about being
around all of the glass, concrete and steel buildings
that made me seek out water. Fortunately, downtown
Los Angeles is filled with fountains, waterfalls,
pools, water sculptures and numerous other water
features.

When I had a short break, sipping a latte next to the
Central Library fountain with its strange bird and
lizard sculpture provided a quick diversion. Walking
around Pershing Square and its odd industrial pool and
waterfall was another way to spend a few minutes- if
you could stand the aggressive panhandling.

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If I had more time I might find myself walking up the
endless steps to the top of Bunker Hill next to the
long narrow waterfall that flows down toward the
street.