Los Angeles should have the same great public transportation as other metro cities, but we don't. Our city is gigantic, and it takes forever to get from point A to point B. From where I live, in a beach community, it takes an hour to get anywhere by car.
But I gave it another try this week, stepping onto the Metro Green Line to go to downtown Los Angeles. For this trip, you take the Green, switch to the Blue and end up in DTLA without having to pay for expensive parking.
My fare was only $2, and the first shock was how there were only 3 people riding at rush hour. The second shock was when I switched to the Blue, only to discover that it's closed for the summer. I was routed to a bus instead. A slow bus. The entire ride downtown took two hours, which is totally unacceptable.
On the way home, my friend suggested I try the SILVER line, which is a bus that rides on the freeway, one that would take me to the GREEN line.
This worked, but the trip was still one hour and 15 minutes, and just too long. But it had quite the view.
I'll say this: DTLA is an experience! Great colors, black and white, old buildings, new ones, a photographer's paradise. It was great to be off the bus and exploring,
And ICYMI, my #Photowalk video of DTLA: