Travel Guides: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, known as L.A. or the “City of Angels”, is the largest city in California and the second largest in population in the United States, being surpassed only by New York City. In 1781 the Spaniards founded a town in the western United States, named El Pueblo Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles. Spanish rule ended in 1821, but the United States took control of the city 30 years later. The emergence of railroads, as well as the famous “gold rush”, brought many immigrants in this land.
The establishment after 1913 of major film studios will have the effect of an explosion of business, thing that will make this city the “Promised Land”. The city is called L.A. by its inhabitants and has a sub-tropical climate that is very mild. The enormous expansion of the urban area made of Los Angeles the city with the largest area stretching from the United States.
The city’s economy is based on a very large diversification of the industry. In fact, California is a global economic power of states classified in 7th place and the city’s economy contributes significantly to California. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4th, 1850 – just five months before the acceptance of California as the thirty-first State of the Union on September 9, 1850. Los Angeles is the capital of the Los Angeles County. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimate made in 2005, the city had a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants, being the economic and cultural center of a large metropolitan area known as Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, with a total population of more than 12.9 million people.
Los Angeles is one of the most important cultural, scientific, educational, technological and commercial centers in the world. The city hosted two Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984. L.A. is home to numerous world-renowned institutions in a variety of professional and cultural fields. In particular, Los Angeles is the world’s leading entertainment production and distribution facilities accessible to all, movies, television programs and music recordings. Los Angeles is one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world. People everywhere were constantly drawn to it as a great city, the weather is very mild, its geographic location along what is called geographic Pacific Rim Gateway, vibrant lifestyle, releasing energy that seems to be everywhere and the hope of achieving the American Dream.
It owns 122 km of line coasts from Malibu to Long Beach, while inland lies part of a vast land once arid riverbed, surrounded by Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains. If you arrive here by plane, you will have a very pleasant first impression of the city. The vast stretch of streets and buildings oozing out a bunch of towering skyscrapers that mark the city center – 26 km from the seashore. In the northeast is Pasadena, northwest are Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Century City, San Fernando Valley and in the south is Long Beach and along the coast are Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Marina del Rey.
Since its founding it has been called all sorts, from La La Land to Tinseltown, but the city is best known as LA. But Los Angeles itself is just the biggest city in 88 different a metropolitan area is the great built-known as Los Angeles. Over the decades the town has transformed from a city of gold seekers in an oil one – oil pumps are still there, oscillating like mechanical donkeys. Until the late nineteenth century settlers were heading west in large numbers, attracted by the same things after coming today: the mild climate, sea and sky is always sunny. On average, the city enjoys 292 sunny days per year, the cool ocean breezes and little rain. Sunsets can be truly fabulous.
The turning point in the city fame came in 1920 when the film industry realized that just lacked the sunny weather in New York, so it moved to the west. So Hollywood, then a simple district, became famous worldwide. Today, the largest studios being there (Paramount, Universal, Fox and Warner Brothers), Hollywood is labeled as “world capital of entertainment.” But LA has more interesting things than Hollywood. Disneyland, the most famous amusement park in America, is the most popular place. The city is also home to many cultural institutions and world-renowned, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA Philharmonic (now based in the Walt Disney Concert Hall), the Getty Museum and Getty Villa.
Visitors come to see the huge Hollywood sign and Griffith Park stars of Beverly Hills mansions, but also try the nightlife of Sunset Strip, the animation on the beach, car culture, or just watch the passers. LA is exuberant – in few places in the world the term “Express Yourself” is taken so seriously. From hippies to fanatics obsessed with “made muscles” and the lovers of art deco to religious fanatics, with fog glamorous and wealthy, all are here. From classic cars to silicone, LA dreams are the thousands of people who come here in search of fame and fortune or just a new life. Los Angeles is the place to escape for immigrants from Asia, Pacific Edge, Eastern Europe, Mexico and Latin America. LA is composed of people from 160 countries who speak 96 different languages.
Much of Los Angeles lives in a “bubble” – a “bubble” in which it is always sunny and nothing (no pollution, occasional earthquakes and no limited reserves of water) will not hinder local stubbornness to work hard and to luxuriate. The city is a mosaic of areas, each with cultural specificity. From the historical point of view, South Los Angeles, predominantly African-American, becomes Latin gradually. Popularized by movies and hip hop music, it houses the rich black community in America, the Baldwin Hills neighborhood. Crenshaw district is home to the famous black churches, the first African Methodist Episcopal Church and West Angeles Church of God in Christ, while the Leimert Park area is famous for jazz, art and culture. Like all great cities, be careful when you go through unknown areas.
They say that if you live here, you live 2 minutes from the ocean, 2 hours from a sky resort, one hour from the desert, 4 hours from Las Vegas and three from Mexico. At 26 km from the seashore is the seashore marked by the towering skyscrapers. In the north-east are Pasadena, north east of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and San Francisco Valley and Long Beach is located south and along the coast are Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Marina del Rey. Los Angeles is the dream of thousands of people who come here in search of fame and fortune, or for a new life. It holds many attractions, among which the most important are: African Methodist Episcopal Church; West Angeles Church of God in Christ; Street of Famous People (Walk of Fame); Mulholland Boulevard; Olivera Street; Getty Museum; Wax Museum; Ripley’s Museum is known as the American Museum where there are the strangest objects; Museum of Contemporary Art; Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Philharmonic LA based in the Walt Disney Concert Hall; Griffith Park; Exhibition Park; Disneyland is the most beautiful and popular amusement park in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, the largest city in California is one of the biggest attractions for tourists visiting the United States of America. Among the most interesting places is the Civic Center, the largest complex of government buildings in the U.S., after the one in Washington. Here are most of California‘s federal buildings, including the Criminal Court where was trialed in 1995 OJ Simpson. A few streets east of the Civic Center, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, a historic park covers an area of 18ha, and which marks the place where the city was founded in 1781, still keeping many original buildings. Immediately to the south-east of the Civic Center is Little Tokyo. Founded by early Japanese immigrants in 1880, the district has been decimated by anti-Japanese hysteria of the years of World War II. Now, thanks to massive investments, Little Tokyo is again the focus of the Japanese population of Los Angeles.
Here you’ll find sushi bars, bento houses and traditional Japanese gardens. One of the most visited locations in LA is Disneyland, probably the most cheerful place in the world. The park is divided into four main parts: Adventureland, a miniature jungle which has as main character Indiana Jones, Frontierland which has as a theme the Wild West myth, Fantasyland dedicated to Walt Disney’s favorite characters, and Tomorrowland is the future section.
The City of Los Angeles was founded in 1781 by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve and became part of Mexico in 1821 declaring its independence from Spain and after the US-Mexican War of 1848, Los Angeles and California became part of United States of America. A milestone in the history of the city is the 1920s, when cinema industry in New York moved westwards. So Hollywood, then a simple district, became famous worldwide today. The major studios such as Paramount is placed here, Universal, Fox and Warner Brothers, Hollywood is rightfully known as the world capital of entertainment, as we said before.
Los Angeles is made up of irregular relief and covers an area of 1290 square kilometers of which 1214 square kilometers of land and 75.7 km of water that stretches over a length of 71 km and a width of 47 km. The highest point in Los Angeles is held by Mount Lukens, also called Sister Elsie Peak with an altitude of 1548 meters (5080 feet) and river town called Los Angeles River, is the largest and stretches from the district Canoga Park to the Pacific Ocean, passing Vernon. The town located in the Pacific Ring of Fire is destined to earthquakes, there are annually about 10,000 such events, most of which have hit large Los Angeles are: Northridge earthquake in 1994, Whittier Narrows in 1987, near San Fernando Sylmar in 1971.
Some regions are otherwise vulnerable to tsunamis in the Pacific, one of them harbor region that was devastated by the tsunami waves from the Valdivia earthquake in 1960. City of Los Angeles is located in a Mediterranean climate, a dry summer subtropical zone with very hot summers and wet winters, the Pacific Ocean breezes tend to keep the beaches cool in summer and warm in winter. Disneyland is a place that shows the magic of the cartoon world, for both children and adults. LA is a dream destination for tourists who come here in search of fame and fortune or just a life experience.
Los Angeles is consistently related to film and cinema celebrities, it’s too lively an ethnic city, which has a variety of fascinating sights impressive fine art museums and theaters corridors wonderful creations both famous and extreme minor demonstrations. Find art kits widely J. Paul Getty Center, Hollywood Studios Worldwide towering achievement, and navigate the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Below the best sites in Los Angeles are listed:
Universal Studios Hollywood – Follow the attractions that the film shootings hold. Take a look at the interesting rides, movies and flash points of view, bringing to life the film act. J. Paul Getty Center – This museum has impressive spectacular artists like Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. Visit the victory of the six architectural buildings and gardens. Hollywood Walk of Fame – is an honor for more than 2,000 artists who have invested a great deal of value from film, radio, TV, cinema and record companies. Griffith Park – is the United States of America major municipal park, over 4107 acres of surrounding normal terrain covered with California trees, wild sage and Manzanita. Walt Disney Hall – The Los Angeles Philharmonic, the hall is planned to be one of the finest in the world.
Venice Beach – This 3-Mile Beach is renowned for its artists, street performers and funky atmosphere. Hollywood Forever Cemetery – This Memorial Park is the final destination of a number of superstars from Hollywood and other VIPs. Union Station – developed during 1939, it is better to end the huge stands still railing America. California Science Center – Formerly known as the California Museum of Science and Industry, the museum includes interactive exhibits, such as World of Life, Creative World, and the worlds beyond the Pacific.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County – The largest museum and chronological inherent in the Western U.S., and an investigation into the energy hub, NHM keeps over 33 million different varieties of stunning accommodation and 4.5 billion years of record objects. Visit a lot of interesting places in Los Angeles. From Universal Studios Hollywood adventure riding to see well-known works of art constructed in J. Paul Getty Center for journeys over Venice Beach, you get a world of exciting activities including madness, film and pleasure of Los Angeles. There are a lot of inns in Los Angeles, which are well known and they all have a separate individual and the surrounding environment. For example, some of these famous inns are located below the palm tree-house in Beverly Hills while a few describe the exciting nightlife of West Hollywood.
A few hotels located near Los Angeles airline in the world are a little too popular. A Westin Bonaventure Hotel is located in the surrounding area is the most striking and popular resort of Los Angeles. This hotel has spectacular scenery quarters with trendy furniture. All accommodation centers of this complex were used separately and are located in five buildings rounded offering breathtaking skyline views. Other inns as Crowne Plaza Hotel Los Angeles, International Airport, in addition to the Bel Age West Hollywood Hotel are popular for their beautiful plants. There is nothing to select terms of facilities and services provided by many popular inns Los Angeles. Change is in the environment in which they help generate the attractions.
Organizers announced the launch of over 50 green cars in this city, pure electric cars, Hybrid and by continuing with “clean diesel”. Americans in general and Californians in particular, define themselves as the most “green” residents of the planet. Not incidentally, the current edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show cars is dominated by green. Organizers also announced more than 50 cars from pure electric cars, plug-in continental Hybrid and fuel cell or even to “clean diesel”. It is noteworthy that the U.S. diesel is seen as an eco solution, almost exotic. Despite efforts by many European manufacturers, the oil has not got hardly any, and the current strategy of repositioning the diesel is considered more pervasive.
Unquestionably, the big prize is called the Chevy Volt and Nissan LEAF. Volt is the first car “extended range” electric can easily go between 25 and 50 miles (80 km maximum), but with a range of 500 km, thanks to a gasoline engine which “spins” a generator that recharges the battery. Notably, the four wheels are essentially powered electric motor role being reserved exclusively classic battery regeneration. LEAF is purely electrically powered by a battery being charged for almost seven hours (220 V) or only 30-40 minutes if you find a fast-Recharge Station. Nissan has approved the autonomy of 175 km, an impressive distance for an EV (electric vehicle). The prices are: for VOLT $ 41,500 and nearly $39,000 for LEAF.
It is pretty funny how Arnold Schwarzenegger, known as a great fan of Hummer in the ’90s, now passed as a special eco governor of California located in the second term. Over 220,000 Americans have shown an interest in VOLT and General Electric has confirmed the premium paid for a fleet of 20,000 volts. After taking 20,000 orders, Nissan closed the list and begin deliveries in two weeks. In fact, here in L.A. everyone talks about the struggle between the two models at different competitions. Until now, VOLT has taken almost everything, and probably will do next is in pole position such as “North American Car of the Year”.
Other manufacturers are trying to make their way through the two leaders, Chevrolet and Nissan. The most surprising is Jaguar that imagined a supercar “plug in” electric with a range of 100 km and with two micro-turbines that produce a fast Recharge the battery still runs over 500 km. Moreover, C-X75 reaches 100 km / h in just 3.4 seconds and a top speed over 320 km / h. For a hybrid, the figures are downright spectacular. Although just a concept, micro technology is very promising. But nobody knows how long it will take to be industrialized.
From the show in L.A. concepts are not absent – there are 15 in number, where Nissan has something to say. ELLURE is a fresh interpretation of Seda-expiration, as a visual language inspired by Japanese tradition, but equipped with the most modern technologies. The Cadillac ULC (Urban Luxury Concept) is not bad as an exercise of style and urban premium proposal. California show is more successful in this release – even if some firms are missing, notably Tesla company in this state that produces only EV’s.
But that glow is not expected from a first class salon. Instead, the two stars of the show-Volt and LEAF – sold with the house closed. The show hosts world premieres of machinery – to say – classic. The most interesting is the premiere of the new Range Rover Evoque, a five-door Range Rover, a premium compact SUV with off-road capability, powerful, but can be configured for a 4×2 version.11