All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day
I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreaming on such a winter’s day
There are a more than a mere handful of reasons to dream of California; if it were a country, California would be the 6th largest economy in the world and the 35th most populous. As well as being regarded as a global trendsetter in both popular culture and politics, it is the birthplace of the film industry, the hippie counterculture and of course a leading force in the tech revolution.
With La La Land having already cleaned up at the Golden Globes and set to sweep the board at the Oscars later this month, we are all about celebrating the city that already has holds a soft spot for us here at Globe Trekker. As director of La La Land, Damien Chazelle said in an interview to the New York Times at the end of last year,
“L.A., even more so than any other American city, obscures, sometimes neglects, its own history. But that can also be its own magical thing, because it’s a city that reveals itself bit by bit, like an onion, if you take the time to explore it.”