This spring me and my best friend @fatosmodavitae decided to travel the West Coast of the United States and then head to Canada. We’ve been traveling for 1,5 months and had 9 stops (USA: L.A., Vegas, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Canada: Vancouver, Vancouver Island (Nanaimo, Victoria, Tofino). Sometimes we would be going back and forth and back and forth again, so it was basically checking in and out every other day.
Let’s start with our first destination and that was L.A. Downtown.
Believe it to not, we were staying right at the Walk of Fame. Like, literally, when you stepped out of the door, you would step on a star! If you look at my picture with Michael Jackson’s star it looks like a normal picture, but guys, there was a huge row behind me!!! You really needed to stand in a row and to wait for your turn to get the chance to take the picture. In front of us there was an asian girl gang and they were all doing those funny childish animal faces with their hands. I can’t its hilarious!!! I love their poses, they make me laugh so hard!
There is part of L.A. that is called “little Tokyo” and it describes basically how everything looks like! It’s so Japanese! We went up to a supermarket to grab a drink because it was insanely hot and what we found were almost only Japanese beverages, all imported from Japan. Coconut flavor, coconut water, colorful looking drinks with colorful illustrations and what not!
Straight afterwards we headed to the Arts District that was supposed to be very close by. Amazing wall art should be there, comic like, but also graffiti and abstract street wall art. Our mane purpose were the angel wings. You all know this wall art, were everybody on Instagram takes pictures in front of?
You guys, I have the funniest story about it. So we basically googled the dress of it (thank god some blog had it on them, it was really rare) and then we went to those streets. We are looking and looking, but all we notice are social facilities with ppl chill outside, ready to rob us (we thought). They were giving us such a strange look (while lying on the ground or walking zigzags) and trying to talk to us. They were clearly under the influence of something. So were pretty not sure if this was the exact right spot. How could have so many famous people gone there? Later, after our search was taken to next level, we started to ask ppl that were working at the restaurants close by. There were also clueless – they said it clearly hast to be here somewhere, right in front of your nose!
So we went for anger round (another one!) and there you go – right between the trash, the social facilities and even much bigger graffiti there it was! Hidden under the influence of unspectacular corners so to say haha! Oner point is, that in between the wings is a blank space (what we didn’t know) – so it makes it even harder to recognize once nobody is standing in front of it.
There is actually much more to it – originally it was a project that a female artist started to show that there is a good side in everybody, does’t matter the heritage, location, sex, age or whatever. Everybody can stand in front of the angel wings and watch their inner angel come out. I think it’s a very beautiful thought! Especially in the States people are struggling with racism as much as no other place I’ve experienced yet! I’ve also found that many of the writings on the wall carry a very melodramatic, deep and melancolic message. But take a look for yourself underneath in the photo section.
thanks for reading guys I hope you enjoyed my adventures! :-*