The Sunken City – San Pedro

Eep! I’m so excited to tell you guys about this place. It’s quite fascinating and it’s been a place of interest of mine for quite some time.

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Long time ago they (don’t ask me the real date) a cliff gave out and a street in San Pedro was lost. The houses that use to occupy this street are nowhere to be found but remnants of the street are still there.

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You look to your left and you see what used to be the street, look to your left and you see what used to be a sidewalk, now heavily decorated by streetart patrons. This is what I would imagine the world would look like if a huge earthquake destroyed LA and everyone was left to fend for themselves.

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If you ever wondered why you should have the land surveyed prior to building on it…well, here you go. When you go down to the bottom, the rocks are asphalt, smoothed out by the waves crashing into it over the years. The part of the cliff that fell, provides a contrast to the cliff that remains intact. This place is fascinating, I wanted to spend more time here because pictures can not do it justice.

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I’m so glad I finally came here (I didn’t realize how close I was after I went to the Korean Bell of Friendship). Well, thanks again for joining me on this journey, until next time! I hope you have a great day.

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Korean Bell of Friendship

Hooray! It’s been a while since I crossed something off my LA Bucket List but here we go!

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Located in San Pedro, this bell probably has one of the nicest views. It’s breathtaking, and a little nostalgic. For a second I forgot where I was and felt like I was in San Diego. There are times, when I miss San Diego (friends, family, always seeing the ocean) but I don’t regret the move to LA at all.

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Back to the bell. The bell is struck five times a year: on New Year’s Eve, Korean American Day, 4th of July, Korean Liberation Day and every September in celebration of Constitution Week. This bell is so massive (according to Wikipedia, this bell and the one it was modeled after is one of the biggest bells in the world), I’d love to hear the sound it makes when struck. Probably would send shivers down your spine

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Apparently there is a “sunken city” very close to this bell and I missed it. So I’ll be going back. Sorry for my lack of posts, I’ll get better at it. I promise. See you all next time!

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