You may have heard that Angels Knoll park in Downtown Los Angeles was closed down.
It is the park in 500 Days of Summer where Joseph Gordon Levitt and Zooey Deschanel hang out, but more importantly, it's the place where I became someones fiance.
"The Angels Knoll park above the Angels Flight funicular, the spot where Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt had a lovely moment in (500) Days of Summer, has been closed to the public to keep out the homeless and prepare for a property sale--the upper space of the park, where JGL's character described his love for architecture and his plans for improving LA's skyline, and the Hill Street concrete plaza at the foot of Angels Flight, across from Grand Central Market, are now both off-limits. A successor agency to the now-shuttered Community Redevelopment Agency owns the park and is trying to sell it--bureaucrats thought clearing the space of people would help, the Downtown News reports.
The Hill Street space was thronged with homeless people; according to Grand Central Market owner Adele Yellin, some were defecating in the space. On top of it all, when the park was first fenced off a few weeks ago, officials didn't include a gate, so the no one could remove the overflowing garbage bins inside, and a rat problemsoon took over. The city added a gate and cleaned up the space on Wednesday, but both parks remain closed. There's no timeline for a sale of the parks and many are steaming that it's now inaccessible: "I think it looks awful," one downtown worker says. "Yes, now it's clean, but you can't go inside."
· CRA Fences Off Plaza to Curb Loitering [DN]
I really wish we could have taken one more trip to visit it but I'm so happy my Sister-in-Law was there to take pictures! You can read our engagement story here.
I feel like in the last year I've leaned on prayer more than ever before.
I've prayed the most heartfelt, broken, and lost prayers of my life and I've seen a difference.
I recently started journaling my prayers each morning and it's such an uplifting way to start your day thanking the Lord for all of your blessings and being as vulnerable as you can be. For me, the list maker and note taker, this is the perfect way. I really recommend it for anyone who's struggling with prayer.
I know I'm not alone here when I say I'm ready for fall. Every blogger has mentioned it at least once in the last month. There's just something about fall fashion and cooler weather that gets us bloggers pumped up. I'm swooning over Hunter boots lately. They come in pretty much every color and are so cute. These would be perfect for our trip to New York!
I haven't worked outside of the home since Summer of 2011 and it was awesome for a little while.
Eventually I started to feel like I didn't have much of a purpose and I hated that I wasn't able to contribute financially. I've been searching for something that I would enjoy for awhile now and two interviews later I'm sooooo excited to say that I was hired and at my favorite place in the world!