Starting a new chapter in Los Angeles in 2012 was both exciting and daunting. Used to my Piazza di Madonna di Monti in Rome, where on a daily basis I would have had my dose of salutes, familiar faces and neighborhood habits, Los Angeles I was told would be far from that.
I landed however in Downtown LA, offering me the opportunity to live with a whole neighborhood to discover by foot. Fascinated by the place, its building and its people, this blog documents Downtown as I am getting to know it. What follows is my journey learning about Downtown, as well as the people living, working and spending time in this part of Los Angeles.
Claudia Martinez Mansell