As it’s the last I’m including my favourite black and white shots of the trip. Everything looks cooler in black and white, don’t you think? Especially the classic “I’m a tourist” shot of the Hollywood sign. We must have taken about 50 shots on different cameras, but this was my favourite by far.
Top on my list of places to visit whilst in LA was a scene from one of my favourite movies, 500 Days of Summer. Nope I’m not talking about a shopping spree around Ikea, I wanted to sit on Tom and Summer’s bench.
I found the location, packed a light picnic and we headed downtown.
The bench can be found in Angels Knoll Park in downtown LA. It’s a small, peaceful and pretty park, just like it’s shown in the movie and just what you need after tiring morning navigating the HUGE freeway.
After reading reviews I expected the park (and bench) to be busy and full of tourists. Despite those reviews, as we arrived on a sunny Tuesday lunchtime there was just us, a few sleepy homeless dudes and a security guard. Perfect.
Little old moi, eating me bagel on the famous bench.
If you can’t make it to LA anytime soon, not to worry someone made this adorable video of the bench at Angel Knolls park, take a peek it’s very cute.
For me, it really was worth the trip all the way downtown. What better way to get involved in LA then taking a trip to one of your favourite movie spots.
All pictures taken by Nilesh, using the Yashica T5 Super and Ilford XP2 Super 400 film.