Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Angel's Flight Today



On my most recent trip to Los Angeles, I made a stop at Angel's Flight Railway, the little Railway that could (but not quite yet).



The two cars are currently frozen in time, waiting for the City to come up with a feasible solution that allows them to operate safely.



Such a beautiful little treasure here, it really is sad that they just sit here.



The ticket booth up top.



A shot of the inner workings:





Don't get dizzy!



As I walked back down to the bottom, a junkie sitting off to the side asked me to help him shoot up. That was a first. I just kept walking. As if things couldn't get more bizarre, I saw this:



Somehow, the City of Los Angeles has managed to connect the dots between Condors and Angel's Flight.



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like it at least is being maintained in its arrested state (like Bodie). Considering other funiculars operate elsewhere (like Hong Kong and Bergen), it's a shame that our 'advanced - first tier' society in LA can't figure out a fix. KS

beachgal said...

Maintained Anonymous, sort of -- it had a ton of graffiti damage not too long ago.

beachgal said...

Never looked right here to me - I knew it in it's original location between Hill and Olive.