Rainbow Noir in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is my hometown. This is how I see it. Many people think of the sunshine when they think of LA, but I think of nighttime, twilight, haze, and neon. It’s the time when the city has that enchanted feeling of possibilities and secrets.
Music, tap dancing, neon, learning to ride a bike, and cats.
It’s a completely amorphous and anonymous place that’s constantly changing. You can make it whatever you wish. In my life I don’t believe I’ll ever be able to visit every neighborhood in LA. It’s a universe.
Breakfast at Cafe 50’s in Venice before visiting the Museum of Jurassic Technology. Afterwards, drive up the coast to El Matador. On the way back, stop at one of the seafood places and hope that a reggae band is playing. Head back to town and get a drink at The Lost and Found.
The incredible amount of different cultures that coexist here, sunset cruises with no traffic, the natural beauty of the beaches and hills, and tacos.
Sorry to be obvious, but traffic and parking. People can also be a bit closed off.
That it has a very rich history. People tend to think of LA as a really new place, and it is in many ways, but it’s more than just Hollywood and mid-century houses. For example, Wyatt Earp used to drive his stagecoach down Main Street!
Raymond Chandler, as portrayed by both Elliot Gould AND Humphrey Bogart.