Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Angels Flight for My Little Angel

Angels Flight on Bunker Hill
On Dec. 31, 2011, Angels Flight Railway -- the shortest railway in the world, located in downtown Los Angeles -- celebrated its 110th birthday.

The little 298-foot funicular, which was built in 1901 to transport wealthy Angelenos up and down Bunker Hill, is only 25 cents for a one-way ride. (There are two orange cars, named Olivet and Sinai.) We didn't make it downtown for the railway's actual birthday, but my pal Mike, who blogs at Franklin Avenue, visited with his son, and rides were just a penny.

So yesterday, as a kind of last hurrah before preschool started again, I took my little angel downtown for a round-trip flight of her own.

CC checks out Angels Flight.
After going up and down the railway, we headed across the street to Grand Central Market and grabbed lunch at one of the booths, MF Gourmet, which adds a bit of hipster splash to the historic market.

Exploring the market.
What a great way to kick off 2012 in the City of Angels!

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Dariela said...

What a cool thing to do with the kids! I had no idea that existed!! I have to plan and do that for a time I'm up in LA with the kids!!

Lo said...

So sweet. There are inclines in Pittsburgh like that, but instead of transporting wealthy people, they transported coal. What a great day out! Happy 2012 and hope you had a great Christmas too!!

L.A. Story said...

You definitely have to take the kids, Dariela, next time you're in LA. :)

And that's so interesting, Lauren! How cool. Hope you had a great Christmas and Happy New Year! :)


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