Last month, I attended a conference in downtown LA. On the last night, I took a hotel room and stayed around for the cocktail reception on the 51st floor of a skyscraper, and then went for a stroll around downtown afterwards.
One thing about being up on the 51st floor: you can see what’s on the top of some of these buildings – helipcopter pads.
I think this is the view towards the west and the ocean (below) – Century City area. That’s probably not all entirely smog but the marine layer moving in.
The real challenge to taking pictures in a skyscraper jungle is how to frame shots in different ways than always looking up.
Reflections in the windows are cool …
Downtown really clears out when the working crowd goes home, so the streets were nearly deserted.
There’s a lot of public art here in front of the buildings. This one is called “Urban Rocker”.
There are also a lot of water features.
I spent some time at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (see post below). There were other places I wanted to visit, such as the Cathedral of the Angels, but I was losing the light and needed to return to my hotel. However, I plan to return in the fall and take a day-long photography trip through downtown.
So long from downtown LA!