Angels Flight Downtown Los Angeles Anniversary Photography

For our anniversary a few weeks ago, Matt and I decided to spend some time downtown, a part of Los Angeles we still don’t know that well and haven’t explored that much. We stayed at the beautiful Westin Bonaventure hotel, checked out some great exhibits at MOCA, and rode “the shortest railway in the world” at Angels Flight. The little train cars basically go up and down a pretty small hill. As far as transportation goes, not incredibly effective, but incredibly cute. And the view of the old buildings downtown was especially pretty with all the flowers and trees blooming in Angels Knoll park (which might look familiar to fans of 500 Days of Summer). I am a sucker for nostalgia, and the vintage rail car built in 1910 had that in spades. From the adorably retro souvenir tickets to the cool orange and black color scheme, I loved everything about Angels Flight. However, being the one to take the pictures meant it was kind of hard to be in them. There are a few handheld portraits of us, and a photo Matt took of me on my lovely new Diana Mini toy camera. All in all, it was a fun way to go back in time a little in a part of LA I don’t see very often, and a lovely way to spend an anniversary!

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  • Looks like you had a great time! toy cameras are so fun.

  • Looks like a ton of fun! And seriously sweet colors!

  • Eliza said:

    This looks like such a fun day out! I love that little train journey, and I do recognise the last image from 500 Days of Summer, I think.

  • !!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY. It looks so fun, and I love 500DOS so it's neat to scenes from that, too! I love that last shot! :)

  • First, you guys are an adorable couple. Second, I so want to hang out with you guys! Third, you are an amazing photographer!

  • Josh said:

    So fun! I gotta get out and do this sometime.

  • Kellee said:

    That's so cute. There's one like that in Paris, beats walking up 200 steps!

  • Rae said:

    Beautiful collection <3

  • Great details! Looks like a lot of fun. Happy belated Anniversary by the way!

  • joanna said:

    oh how cute, love all of these. especially the toy camera shots. woohoo!

  • Heather said:

    Looks like an awesome ride! I've never seen something like that before.

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