Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown LA with My Rollei Giro 105

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I will be posting more specifically about our recent California vacation, but I took so many photos that I decided I want to have some separate posts about my film adventures.

I brought along the Rollei Giro 105 point and shoot I bought shortly before our May trip as well as my Minolta X-700. I also brought along a bunch of film. You can read more about why I brought what I brought in my Planning Our Vacation Camera Edition post.

The first part of our vacation was in Los Angeles. We stayed downtown and I shot 2 rolls of film in one day. I started out shooting with the Rollei, loaded with Lomography Color Negative 400, in the Grand Central Market.

After the market, we went to check out Angels Flight Railway and the area around it. Angels Flight is a funicular that runs one steep block, and we approached it from the upper part.

We had timed tickets for The Broad Museum so we next headed toward there. We had a little time to walk around and take some pictures, including of and around the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Avenue.

But the highlight was definitely the fantastic Broad Museum building.

I will be sharing more photos of The Broad.

After our visit to The Broad, we headed to lunch at Sonoratown and got to explore more of downtown along the way.

After lunch, we wended our way back toward our hotel which also involved stopping back at Grand Central Market for beer at Golden Road Brewing. I took a few more photos on our way back to our hotel, including a couple more of Angels Flight Railway, this time from the lower side.

I really enjoyed using my Rollei Giro 105, and I’ve always gotten good results with Lomography Color Negative 400. I haven’t used a point and shoot in ages and have been pleased with the photos I’ve gotten from the Rollei.

I also loved downtown Los Angeles and will be sharing even more photos from that day later.

2 Responses

    • Tom

      I like all their Color Negative (100, 400, and 800) films. I also like their Metropolis which you’ve had great results with.

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