A Slice of America
The ties that connect the seemingly large, changing landscape of Southern California
This past week, I had the opportunity of being able to visit Southern California, from San Diego to Anaheim to Los Angeles. While these cities are widespread and have their differences, I found that they all have aspects that tie them together, creating the SoCal vibe. The flora and fauna is widely similar, with palm trees, cacti, a wide fruit tree variety, and diverse sea life. I also found that the architecture was similar. A lot of it seemed to have Mexican influence, with Spanish tile roofing and Mexican cuisine. Southern California is filled with tourist attractions, from beautiful beaches to Disney World. It is these aspects of culture, art, and nature that knit the SoCal area together. Below are some pictures that encapsulate the aesthetic and vibe of the sprawling area.
Side note: though the ride was small and geared towards younger children, I went on it with my family. I though the ride conveyed a really important message: that this is a small world, and we all have something in common. Every religion, culture, and country contains so much beauty. We have the capacity to create more unity, and I felt this unity in California. Everywhere I went was accepting and inclusive of everybody. I thought this was amazing and beautiful to see, especially in a time where we have a very misogynistic, racist, anti LGBT presidential administration.