Monday, February 23, 2009

The Cinematic Geography of the Los Angeles area

I don't think Fox Plaza really blew up. There are a lot of reasons I wouldn't choose to live in Los Angeles. The first time I ever drove there, I had to find a friend's house in Hollywood at 1 am, I'd been driving only a few months, and her directions failed because 101 through Hollywood was closed for a movie filming. I had to make my way through city streets, without a map, without google maps on my Treo, hoping for the best, not knowing where I could stop safely. Fortunately, my habit of reading maps for fun gave me a basic understanding of LA geography and where I was headed, and my sense of direction and knowledge of main streets took me right to her apartment -- only two hours late.

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